MEDIA ADVISORY: Florida Tech Hosts Indian River Lagoon Briefing for Congressman Posey

Briefing will cover the latest regarding lagoon health research Jan. 21, 2 p.m.

WHAT: In response to the pressing issues of the health of the Indian River Lagoon, Florida Tech established the Indian River Lagoon Research Institute (IRLRI) last fall. Florida Tech scientists will brief Congressman Bill Posey regarding their findings and recommendations for next steps.

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Harris Center for Science and Engineering, third-floor conference room, Florida Tech campus, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne

WHO: Dr. Anthony J. Catanese, President and CEO, Florida Tech

U.S.Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge)

Mr. Frank Kinney, Vice President for Research, Florida Tech

Dr. Robert Weaver, IRLRI Director

Dr. Kevin Johnson, IRLRI Researcher

MORE: The IRLRI is a collaboration of the university’s scientists, engineers, coastal resource managers and educators, working independently and with community organizations to improve and sustain the health of the Indian River Lagoon. Florida Tech has conducted lagoon research for more than 30 years. The new institute has access to state-of-the-art laboratories and field sites for chemical and biological testing and for designing and developing engineering solutions to lagoon problems. Members of the media are encouraged to attend this briefing. To confirm your attendance, please contact Wes Sumner at (321) 674-6218 or email

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