The St. Petersburg Ocean Team is the premier consortium for marine science, oceanographic and environmental research agencies and institutions in the Southeast and one of the top such industry clusters in the nation.

The Marine Exploration Center of St. Petersburg will be the public face for the research being conducted by The Ocean Team. Our facility will translate complex scientific information on the oceans, aquatic animals, conservation and up-to-date environmental issues into fun, easy-to-understand marine exploration stations, which will delight residents and visitors.

Members of The Ocean Team include the Marine Exploration Center of St. Petersburg Florida, NOAA-National Marine Fisheries Service, USF College of Marine Science, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, United States Geological Survey, Florida Institute of Oceanography, U.S. Coast Guard, City of St. Petersburg, SRI International, IOI-International Ocean Institute, USF St. Petersburg, USF-Research & Innovation, Eckerd College Marine Science Department, and the Tampa Bay Estuary Program.

Many of The Ocean Team agencies have found a home in St. Petersburg's Bayboro Harbor. The Marine Exploration Center will offer these agencies even greater exposure for their research in a fun, family-centered environment.