Expedition Track/Schedule

FLoSEE expedition track covered deep-water and shelf-edge (mesophotic) coral and hard bottom habitats in the Gulf of Mexico, Straits of Florida, and off the east coast of Florida.


FLoSEE Expedition Schedule

The following itinerary is tentative and will remain flexible depending upon the progression of the oil plume, projected trajectories, and collaboration with NOAA, MMS, USGS and other agencies. Additional drop off and pick up of scientists, media, and agency personnel may be required during the cruise.

Date Leg Location
9-Jul
to
14-Jul
1 Depart HBOI 0715; operations Oculina Reef
Miami Terrace, Pourtales Terrace, Tortugas
Arrive Key West 14 July in evening
15-Jul Port Port Day, Key West, depart evening
16-Jul
to
19-Jul
2 Tortugas to West Florida Shelf, including Pulley Ridge
20-Jul Transit Transit overnight to port
21-Jul Port/Media Arrive St. Petersburg early a.m.; off-load science crew; re-provision boat; onload media & depart late afternoon/early evening
22-Jul Media On site early morning; sub and surface ops; media stay aboard overnight; transit back to port
23-Jul Media/Port Arrive St. Petersburg early a.m.; offload media; science crew arrives late morning; depart noon
24-Jul
to
31-Jul
3 Operations dependent on oil projections:
West Florida Shelf to Madison Swanson Area
1-Aug Port Arrive port in St. Petersburg in a.m.; depart p.m.
2-Aug
to
7-Aug
4 Operations dependent on oil projections:
West Florida Shelf to Tortugas, south and southeast Florida
Arrive HBOI 7 Aug., 20:00