Staff
Marine Science Director
Dr. Kelli Hunsucker

Dr. Hunsucker is an Assistant Professor of Oceanography at the Florida Institute of Technology, where she is funded by the U.S Navy to investigate biofouling, or the unwanted growth of plants and animals on submerged marine surfaces. Currently her research involves testing different ship hull coatings (or paints), studying the impacts of UV light on biofouling growth, and testing the efficacy of grooming (or routinely wiping) a ship hull to keep it free of biofouling. Dr. Hunsucker also studies diatoms, a single celled algae, and their abiity to settle and form slime on the side of ship hulls. She teaches Oceanography courses at FIT and her favorite camp activity is going on the evening turtle walks.

Coastal Engineering Director
Dr. Robert Weaver

Dr. Weaver is an Assoicate Professor at the Florida Institute of Technology. His areas of current research include coastal flooding, coastal transport, coastal lagoon water quality, 2D and 3D circulation modeling, and littoral processes. Dr. Weaver currently teaches courses in Fluid Mechanics, Wave Theory, Coastal Processes, and Port & Harbor Design and is an AAUS Certified Diver with NAUI DiveMaster Certification.