Marine and Environmental Systems Projects Symposium Is July 20


MELBOURNE, FLA.—There will be some unusual projects to see when the Florida Institute of Technology Department of Marine and Environmental Systems (DMES) presents the Summer Field Projects Symposium July 20. The presentations start at 8 a.m. with an address by President Anthony J. Catanese in the P133 Evans Library annex on campus.

Students majoring in DMES fields such as oceanography, ocean engineering and meteorology will display their design projects in the area outside the presentation hall. Among the 20 projects will be the Wing Wave II and GECCO ocean energy systems, and the underwater “Bobcat” crawler, which can pick up waste products from the sea floor. Scientific results will be presented in the areas of biology, fine-scale meteorology, water quality and the dynamic nature of Brevard County dunes and beaches.

The public is welcome to come for any part of the symposium. Science talks begin at 8 a.m. and end around noon. After lunch there will be research cruise talks and the presentation of the Ocean Engineering Design Projects. The symposium ends at 4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Kevin Johnson at

About the Department of Marine and Environmental Systems
Florida Tech’s Department of Marine and Environmental Systems (DMES) offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in Environmental Science, Earth Remote Sensing, Meteorology, Ocean Engineering, and Oceanography. DMES faculty are very active in research, annually spending about $1,000,000 from contracts and grants. About half of this goes to support the education of graduate students.





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