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University of Central Florida

University of Central Florida The University of Central Florida is a major research university experienced at partnering with local, state, and federal agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and industry to solve environmental and water resources problems. Several UCF faculty members have experience, long-term data sets, and research capabilities directly relevant to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the forthcoming recovery and restoration efforts. In particular, biology faculty have experience assessing the health of coral reefs, estuaries and lagoons, mangroves, oyster beds, saltmarshes, sea grass beds, and sea turtles. The University is a member of the Gulf Coast and Piedmont-South Atlantic Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESUs), a national network that provides research, technical assistance, and education to resource and environmental managers.

The following units at UCF are key participants in the Oil Spill Academic Task Force:


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