The ocean’s future is in our hands.

Marine ecosystems worldwide are facing unprecedented, accelerating challenges. Through science, education and innovation, we can unlock solutions.

Our mission is urgent and our vision is expansive. They have to be.

Our Mission

The advancement of marine and environmental sciences leading to new discoveries, revitalization, sustainability and greater public understanding of our oceans through innovative research, education and outreach.

Our Vision

Mote Marine Laboratory will excel as a leader in nationally and internationally respected research programs that are relevant to conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity, healthy habitats and natural resources. Mote research programs will positively impact a diversity of public policy challenges through strong linkages to outreach and education.