November 17, 2023
January 19, 2024

The Maritime and Defense Technology Hub continues welcome new technology companies to our community. The latest is Tocaro Blue.

November 17, 2023
January 19, 2024

The St. Pete Science Festival is an annual regional celebration where families and the public can explore the wonders of hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM).

October 2, 2023
October 4, 2023

Predicting the path and intensity of a hurricane is a complex science that employs not just satellite imagery, but also state-of-the-art drones that can dive, sail and fly straight into the heart of the most powerful storms (Wall Street Journal). St. Petersburg plays a role in this important work as a regional base for Saildrone at the Maritime and Defense Technology Hub.

August 2, 2023
September 9, 2023

After a 4,000-mile journey, a 117-foot twin-hulled ship granted to the University of South Florida (USF) is docked at its new home port in St. Petersburg, where it will be operated by the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) to offer transformative opportunities for students to explore and advance the field of ocean science.

June 7, 2023
June 7, 2023

In December 2023, four marine scientists will row 3000 miles unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean. This all-women team, Salty Science, has strong ties to our local community.

photo source: St. Pete Catalyst
April 28, 2023
May 12, 2023

The Tampa Bay Innovation Center recently hosted the region's first climate tech-focused program designed for early-stage tech ventures.

photo source: St. Pete Innovation District
March 31, 2023
May 12, 2023

It was fascinating to see historic vessels side-by-side with the R/V Weatherbird II - each vessel has contributed to the maritime industry in an unique way.

photo source: FWC
March 31, 2023
May 12, 2023

What does red tide mean for you and your family?

January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023

At the 5th annual State of Science and Innovation, five innovators from St. Pete were give only six minutes to share the work they are doing. Kudos to all of them - they did an amazing job!

January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023

Mark your calendar! Next month - Saturday, February 18 - is the St. Pete Science Festival in conjunction with MarineQuest. Kids and adults will have opportunity to explore science and technology first hand with over 40 exhibits from NOAA, USF, Firestone Grand Prix, and more.

December 1, 2022
December 6, 2022

There are shared spaces... and then there are shared communities. Spaces, while important, are will not yield results such as innovative products/services, new grant funding, or joint ventures unless you spend dedicated time building a community within the space.

September 29, 2022
November 29, 2022

"Extreme Water Levels During Hurricane Ian" describes the path of the Hurricane and the resulting record high and low water levels across the state.

August 5, 2022
August 5, 2022

Blue Ring Imaging, a Hub tenant, showcased its latest underwater 3D visualization.

June 30, 2022
July 21, 2022

Three Saildrones made their way into Tampa Bay and back to the Maritime and Defense Technology Hub (in the Port of St. Pete).

December 10, 2021
May 7, 2022

The future tenants of the Innovation District's Maritime Defense and Technology Hub were introduced to the community during a soft opening on December 15.

December 10, 2021
May 7, 2022

At the top of the University of South Florida’s wish list this year for capital funds from the Florida Legislature is a request that leaders across the region say could boost St. Petersburg’s stature as a marine science hub.

October 29, 2021
May 7, 2022

After months of planning and negotiations, a five-year license agreement has officially been approved between the city and the St. Pete Innovation District to bring a much-anticipated Maritime and Defense Technology Hub.

September 30, 2021
May 7, 2022

Kristen's guest column in the Tampa Bay Times.

September 14, 2021
November 22, 2021

St. Pete Youth have interviewed STEAM professionals from our community about their careers. These interview are being released every other Tuesday from September through December 2021. Check out the episodes on the St. Pete Catalyst.

August 7, 2021
August 7, 2021

Amid the worst red tide outbreak the area has seen in 50 years, the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club hosted a panel of local experts for an in-depth conversation on the crises afflicting bay area waters and beyond.

July 28, 2021
July 28, 2021

A city-owned building at 450 8th Avenue Southeast in St. Pete will soon become a hub for marine science, defense, and technology companies (From the July 2021 SPID newsletter).

July 28, 2021
July 28, 2021

The Sunshine City and its sparkling waterfront parks recently became the center of Tampa Bay's red tide crisis. Rafts of dead fish were washing ashore quickly, and workers picked up tons of dead marine life from the coastline in recent weeks (From the July 2021 SPID newsletter).

July 28, 2021
July 28, 2021

July is Habitat Month at NOAA Fisheries. All month long, NOAA Fisheries has been sharing incredible habitat conservation efforts through their website and social media outlets (From the July 2021 SPID newsletter).

March 31, 2021
June 8, 2021

The USF College of Marine Science recently profiled Dr. Pamela Hallock Muller about her experiences being the first female marine science faculty member and a mentor to nearly 200 students and researchers. (From the March 2021 SPID newsletter)

January 29, 2021
June 21, 2021

The annual Spoonbill Ocean Sciences Bowl is looking for volunteers.

January 29, 2021
June 21, 2021

The St. Petersburg Science Festival is looking for scientists, technologists, researchers, etc. to feature in a year-round Scientists in the Sun online campaign.

October 13, 2020
June 28, 2021

The 3rd Annual State of Science featured local innovators (and a national artist) who shared their work that is often at the intersection of science, technology and art.

September 24, 2019
June 28, 2021

The Innovation District hosted a special event on September 24, 2019 to showcase these individuals and their stories. There was a series of eight fast-paced, brief presentations.

June 14, 2019
July 7, 2021

A Whale Tale: Laura Engleby of NOAA Fisheries talks the Gulf Coast Bryde's whales, marine mammalogy and scientists who inspire her.

Check out this FWC video 
January 11, 2019

There are links to over 75 publications produced by FWRI staff as well as comprehensive lists of our partners and grants.

December 18, 2018
July 7, 2021

From sniffing out fake grouper to detecting red tide, applied marine research is thriving in the Innovation District.

Inside Innovation in the 'Burg
October 29, 2018

The St. Petersburg Innovation District has launched a podcast series.

October 10, 2018
June 28, 2021

The inaugural annual State of Science was a series of eight fast-paced, brief presentations focused on the fields of Marine Science, Life Science and the intersections between them.

Map of where red tide is located along the coast of Florida
August 23, 2018

Pinellas County’s beaches could remain unsullied by Red Tide for a while longer..

Chasing Coral image
May 14, 2018

Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute’s Coral Research group is excited to present Chasing Coral, a Netflix original documentary chronicling coral bleaching and the plight of coral reefs around the world.

Research Vessel, the W.T. Hogarth 
October 17, 2017

The R/V Hogarth is outfitted with the latest and greatest marine technology.

Group of 13 standing outside research vessel
September 25, 2017

University of South Florida College of Marine Science researchers will continue studies on how the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has impacted the environment and how future environmental disasters might be better mitigated.

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August 22, 2017

Odysseus will drop to depths of 3,280 feet to take photos and collect samples just off our coast.

August 25, 2022

The Tampa Bay Estuary Program has published their State of the Bay report.

June 30, 2022

Marine Science and Data Analytics are two of the target industries in St. Petersburg (learn more at Grow Smarter).

June 30, 2022

Three Saildrones made their way into Tampa Bay and back to the Maritime and Defense Technology Hub.