Largest Marine Science Cluster in the
Southeast U.S.

The St. Petersburg Ocean Team is the premier consortium for marine science and related research, education and entrepreneurship in the Southeast. It is also one of the top such industry clusters in the nation. The Ocean Team is comprised of over 20 complementary firms, government entities, and institutions that are located near one another, many in the St. Pete Innovation District, that draw advantages from their proximity as well as the similarities between their workforce and vendor needs.

USGS boat on research outing

The strength of the Ocean Team and its members means that like-minded research institutions and agencies, as well as businesses seeking to capitalize on technology transfer continue to locate nearby.  Their economic impact benefits the city, surrounding region, as well as the entire state.

The Ocean Team’s collaborations extend to include the region’s life science and social science communities. The synergies between these disciplines not only strengthens the scientific research but also provides opportunities for practical application of that research.

Marine Research boat