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Marine Field Group (MFG)


Overview

The Marine MFG is a project-driven facility of the FSU Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science. The MFG supports projects that range from deploying current meter moorings and bottom mounted instrumentation in the deep ocean and on the continental margin to making CTD, geomorphological benthic surveys in the Gulf of Mexico. The MFG has experience in both cabled and radio telemetry of both meteorological and oceanographic parameters. In addition to research, the MFG has supported student educational activities focusing on the practical applications of oceanographic methods. Assistance from the MFG can be secured for such work by contacting the MFG committee.

Facilities
1200 sq. ft. oceanographic instrumentation and electronics workshop
2500 sq. ft. design, machine and fabrication workshop
3000 sq. ft. Georges Weatherly Staging Facility for storage and preparation offshore equipment.
Commercial loading dock & forklift
20 ft Gooseneck trailer 12000 lb GVWR
12 ft Flatbed trailer 8000 lb GVWR
Ford F250 Super Duty OEM fifth wheel

Personnel
Two full time State supported Research Design Technicians
Expert part time senior staff (e.g. PhD Oceanographer and Electrical Engineers)

Below are links of the inventory of the MFG, associated faculty’s instrumentation and field technician rates. Along with a link outlining the capabilities of The Modular Instrument Lander and Equipment Toolsled (MILET).