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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 Services.

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 research.

Here you will find information about our group, services and equipment provided for scientific use.



Ship Time Request System
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Explorer of the Seas Automation Project
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R/V F. G. Walton-Smith Comes Home from Longest Expedition
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New Marine Superintendants
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University of Miami
Marine Technology Group

Mailing Address:

5600 US Hwy 1 North,
Fort Pierce, FL 34946
Phone: (772) 465-2400 ext 582
Fax: (772) 460-7767