The FSUCML Marine Operations Program provides support for vessel operations, scientific diving, and laboratory and field research in the coastal and marine environments surrounding the laboratory as well as at sites far afield (including the Wider Caribbean --the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, and waters along the SE US coast – and in Canada). Staff members are available to help with scheduling and coordinating research projects and provide training in using scuba diving as a research tool. All researchers must have the proper state and federal permits required for all scientific and education projects conducted through the Florida State University. For more information, contact Jon Schneiderman 850-697-2078 or email@example.com.. Small Boat Fleet Small Boat Fleet includes six small vessels between 16 to 28 feet. All boat operators must pass a check-out test. R/V Apalachee The 65-ft research vessel, the R/V Apalachee, is available for 1-6 night excursions in coastal and offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Diving Program This program supports scientists using diving as a research tool. FSU is a member of the American Association of Underwater Scientists. Research Aid Personnel are available to assist in the planning and staging of field studies as well as the care of organisms kept in captivity.