Optical Oceanography Laboratory Team
Optical Oceanography Laboratory Team
Group photo taken September 14, 2013 at Fort De Soto Park

*Who we are:*

A group of scientists, engineers, and students to conduct research and education in marine science using primarily optical means

*Our mission:*

To advance our knowledge in understanding the ocean and to educate the next-generation scientists

*Our research goals:*

To understand and quantify how light is affected by various materials in the water and air, and to understand how our ocean ecosystem is changing in terms of phytoplankton blooms, benthic habitats, optical water quality, and their connections with climate change and human activities

*Current research focus:*

Bio-optical properties and coastal and inland waters
Optical remote sensing algorithms
Algal blooms and river plumes
Ecosystem connectivity and climate change
Coastal ocean observing systems
Episodic events