Initiative progress

Please revisit this section periodically for updates on the Red Tide Mitigation and Technology Development Initiative work at Mote and by its many partners. Executive summaries of projects funded by the Red Tide Initiative can be found at this link.

Winter 2020–2021

  • Mote announces that the third Request for Proposals will be open from 9 a.m. EST March 1 until 5 p.m. EST April 16, 2021.
    For more information on how to submit a proposal, please review the Proposal Guidelines. Mote will host a webinar on this Request for Proposals at 11 a.m. EST March 25, to provide an overview of the Proposal Guidelines and answer any questions. If you are interested in participating in the webinar, please contact Kevin Claridge at kclaridge@mote.org or 941-388-4441, ext. 275, to receive the webinar link.

Accomplishments and Priorities Report
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This report, provided to meet the requirement of 379.2273(2)(d) Florida Statutes, contains an overview of the Initiative's accomplishments to date and priorities for subsequent years. Published January 2021.

Summer and Fall 2020

  • In accordance with 379.2273 Florida Statutes Mote hosted the third Florida Red Tide Mitigation and Technology Development Initiative, Technology Advisory Council meeting on October 2. For more details, please visit the Technology Advisory Council page.
  • The Initiative awarded year-2 competitive grants in mid-October to seven partner projects focused on developing and advancing innovative methods to fight Florida red tide impacts. Summaries of all funded projects to date can be found at this link.
  • Mote hired Lizabeth Longstreet to oversee and assist Initiative projects at the Mote Red Tide Mitigation and Technology Development Facility. Liz is a Florida local who grew up in the Sarasota/Pinellas County area, she has a bachelor's degree in marine biology from Eckerd College, and most recently worked for the Florida DEP Tampa Bay Aquatic Preserves, where she gained experience with Florida marine habitats, red tide and its impacts, and water quality monitoring.

Spring 2020

  • Mote hosted a webinar on the 2nd Request For Proposals on May 15 to provide an overview of Initiative progress and answer any questions about the proposal process—the presentation slides are available at this link.

  • The Initiative awarded year-1 competitive grants to five partner projects focused on developing and advancing innovative methods to fight Florida red tide impacts. Full story with project descriptions

  • In accordance with 379.2273 Florida Statutes Mote hosted the second Florida Red Tide Mitigation and Technology Development Initiative, Technical Advisory Council meeting on April 3, for more details please visit Mote's event calendar.

  • Mote hosted a webinar on the 1st Request For Proposals on Jan. 28 to provide an overview of Initiative progress and answer any questions about the proposal process—the presentation slides are available at this link.

Fall and winter 2019

  • In accordance with 379.2273 Florida Statutes Mote hosted the first Florida Red Tide Mitigation and Technology Development Initiative, Technical Advisory Council meeting. For more details please visit Mote's event calendar.
     
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Noah Valenstein appointed David Whiting to the Initiative Technology Advisory Council.
     
  • Mote announced Request For Proposals at the 10th US HAB Symposium: news release
    (Proposal submission information was made available on the Red Tide Initiative homepage.)
     
  • Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Jose R. Oliva appointed Dr. James "Buddy" Powell to the Initiative Technical Advisory Council.
     
  • FWC's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute Director Gil McRae appointed Dr. Katherine Hubbard to the Initiative Technical Advisory Council.
     
  • President of the Florida Senate Bill Galvano appointed Dr. James Sullivan to the Initiative Technical Advisory Council.
     
  • Mote appointed Kevin Claridge as the Initiative Administrator. Mote press release

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