Florida: Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium creates new position to lead red tide research
The position has been created after a bill in the Florida House created a new initiative for mitigating red tide.
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium has appointed Kevin Claridge as associate vice president for sponsored research and coastal policy programs.
“The creation of this position marks the culmination of a multi-year strategy to significantly broaden the bandwidth of Mote’s sponsored research and coastal ocean policy programming,” said president and CEO Michael Crosby in a press release.
Claridge’s duties will include becoming Mote's administrator for the new Florida Red Tide Mitigation and Technology Development Initiative, a House bill signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis in June 2019. Mote and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will spearhead the initiative.