The Legislature has allocated $75 million in its budget proposal for the University of South Florida’s new Environmental and Oceanographic Sciences Research and Teaching Facility.
The funding will help the university start building the facility on its St. Petersburg campus after it announced plans for the project in January. The center will be used to address “the existential challenges created by climate change, including sea level rise, high tide flooding events and other coastal hazards.”
It will build on the university’s current College of Marine Science and bring new undergraduate and graduate programs in fields of environment, oceanography and sustainability.
– Kelly Hayes, Florida Politics