High Tech with a Human Touch
Our mission: integrate Oceanography, Ocean Engineering, Environmental Science, Meteorology, Environmental Resource Management, Coastal Zone Management, and Earth Remote Sensing into knowledge-based solutions to vital contemporary issues through education, research, and service. Most programs offer bachelor of science, master of science and doctoral degrees.
Since 1966, over 4600 of our graduates have entered the above fields or related specialities. These alumni are spread across most continents and work in approximately ten languages. The deep history of DMES reflects an early commitment to the pursuit of excellence in multi-disciplinary education, research, and resource management.
During Fall Semester 2010, our Department lost two critical members. Dr. Lee Harris and Dr. Elizabeth Irlandi-Hyatt were part of the FIT family for over 40 years in total. May they rest in peace – their memories at DMES will live on.
All DMES degree programs are applicable to emerging specialities in sustainability, one of the more rapidly growing fields in the 21st century workforce. Florida Tech is now leveraging our multi-disciplinary expertise to offer a leading-edge Undergraduate Minor Program in Sustainability.