marine industry

Mark Harrison

For several years, South Florida has been working on its technology credentials. Tech incubators, accelerators, pitch competitions and other efforts have worked to nurture and grow the technology industry, especially tech start-ups.

Marine Research Hub
Caitie Switalski / WLRN

A collaboration of marine researchers presented their research projects at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show Thursday, in hopes of finding funds and support among boaters with a stake in the state's waterways.  

Members of the collaboration include South Florida universities and business development agencies.  

man giving presentation
Caitie Switalski / WLRN

Something much larger than a luxury yacht was unveiled at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on Thursday.

South Florida’s new Marine Research Hub hopes to make the region the next Silicon Valley or Durham Research Triangle for marine sciences.

 

The eight founding partners of the Marine Research Hub gathered at a breakfast with members of the science and boating communities to announce the launch of an official collaboration between South Florida’s universities.

Wilson Sayre / WLRN

You are always in someone’s way on the nuclear submarine USS California.

People can only pass in the hall sideways. Head clearance isn't very generous, either. Most of the crew sleep in “racks” of three bunk beds that are hardly ever unoccupied. They call it “hot racking,” where men on different shifts rotate through their precious sleep time.

Broward's $10.6 Billion Boating Industry

Feb 7, 2013
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02/07/13 - Thursday's Topical Currents looks at the economic impact of the South Florida marine industry.  Business leaders say coastal development has created a dearth of waterfront parcels for boaters.  Boating creates some $10.6 Billion of revenue in Broward County alone.