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The Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research, and Technology (CIOERT)


Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University
5600 US 1 North
Fort Pierce, FL 34946
(772) 242-2448


Dr. Josh Voss

Research Themes

  • Develop Advanced Underwater Technologies - expanding the scope and efficiency of exploration and research by developing, testing, and applying new technologies and innovative uses of existing technologies
  • Exploring Shelf Frontiers - exploration and research of ecosystems and habitats of economic, hazardous, scientific or cultural importance in the eastern US continental shelf and beyond
  • Vulnerable Deep and Shallow Coral Reefs - using advanced underwater technologies and techniques to improve the understanding of coral and sponge ecosystems

Consortium Members

  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Award Details

First 5-Year Award Second 5-Year Award
Award Number NA09OAR4320073 NA14OAR4320260
Award Period July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2014 July 1, 2014- June 30, 2019 ^
Award Amount $22,500,000
Performance Progress Reports July 2009 - March 2010
April 2010 - March 2011
April 2011 - March 2012
April 2012 - March 2013
April 2013 - March 2014
April 2014 - March 2015*
Final Report

CI Review by SAB March 2013

* CIOERT received a no-cost extension through June 30, 2015.
^ CIOERT received a no-cost extension through June 30, 2020. 

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