Welcome to University of Miami's
Marine Technology Group website.
"To be the best technical
group in the UNOLS fleet," is the vision of the Marine
Technology Group (MTG). Located in an 800 sq ft laboratory facility
at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and
Atmospheric Science, or the RSMAS Campus on Virginia Key, and a
1200 sq ft laboratory facility located on the Florida Atlantic
Universityís HARBOR BRANCH Oceanographic Institution (HBOI). MTG is
managed by Mr. Richard Findley, Director of Marine Technical
The Marine Technology Group is a
sub-department of the Marine Operations Division at RSMAS. It is
overseen the Director of Marine Operations, Capt. Rob Chadwell, who
arrived at RSMAS in the Summer of 2008. Capt. Chadwell reports to
Dr. Otis Brown, Dean of the Rosenstiel School. The Director of
Marine Technical Services also receives operational and technical
guidance from the Ship Users Advisory Committee, which is comprised
of ship users from HBOI and RSMAS. MTG is an active part of the
Research Vessel Technical Enhancement Committee (RVTEC), an annual
committee dedicated to standardizing and upgrading technological
services on research vessels in the UNOLS fleet.
Under the Director of Marine
Technical Servicesí direction are the Program Assistant, and five
(5) Marine Technicians. The Program Assistant acts as the central
contact for the Marine Technology Group and tends to a variety of
administrative functions, including logistics and adherence to
National Science Foundationís Guidelines. The Marine Technicians
have a multitude of proficiencies in a variety of technical
emphases: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Marine
Chemistry and many other skill sets.
Each vessel has assigned
technicians. The R/V SEWARD JOHNSON carries over 20 scientists, and
normally operates with two technicians aboard at a time while the
R/V WALTON SMITH carries up to 16 scientists and operates with one
technician aboard at a time.
The Marine Technology Group is
devoted to keeping up with the fast pace of technological advances.
Invoked with a team spirit, we strive to support and foster the
network of the oceanographic community and their multidisciplinary
Here you will find information
about our group, services and equipment provided for scientific