iCoast - University of Florida

a 21st Century Coastal
Monitoring Network for Action

The Health of Coastal Infra-
structure and Biological Systems

The Health of Coastal Infra-
structure and Biological Systems

The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience and the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering will pilot a project that could serve as a model for collecting data on coastlines globally and Florida’s own 8,436 miles of coastline. Using advanced sensors, including new technology in development at UF, a multidisciplinary team will collect data and develop a database never before available that provide a picture of the health of coastal infrastructure – bridges and piers – and biological systems, from mangroves to aquatic creatures.

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Recent News

Congratulations to iCoast Team Members Dr. Angelini and Dr. Olabarrieta for Recent Awards

Angelini, Olaberrieta

Congratulations to iCoast team members Dr. Christine Angelini for recently receiving the 2019 Water Institute Faculty Fellows Early Career Award and Dr. Maitane Olabarrieta for being only one of four UF faculty members to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Read More

Whitney's Todd Osborne Promoted to University of Florida Associate Professor of Biogeochemistry with Tenure

Dr. Todd Osborne

We are pleased to announce that Whitney Faculty and iCoast Team Member Dr. Todd Osborne was granted promotion and tenure by the University of Florida Board of Trustees to Associate Professor of Biogeochemistry. Read More

iCoast Initiative collaboration to help coastal communities featured in Explore Magazine

The UF Office of Research recently featured the iCoast Initiative in their magazine Explore. Explore Magazine engages readers in the journey of scientific discovery, scholarship and creativity at the University of Florida. Read More

iCoast Transdisciplinary Team Holds Quarterly Meeting

Group Meeting

The iCoast team held its quarterly meeting and review of progress in April 2019. The transdisciplinary team discussed study site capabilities and reviewed presentations of progress from both the modeling teams and sensing teams. Read More

First private funding received for iCoast Initiative


An anonymous foundation has launched the first philanthropic support for the iCoast initiative with funding for Dr. James Liao's component of biological migration monitoring of fishes for conservation and equipment assistance for water quality measurement sondes for Dr. Todd Osborne's component. Read More