In 2010, BP spewed 4 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico causing the cancellation of a $3,925,000 contract for the USMSI to begin an ecological project deploying artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico off the southwestern coast of Florida including funding for our Aquaculture Center for training (ACT)
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The USMSI is looking forward to new projects in 2020 that will enhance the gulf's habitats. See our page on Artificial Reef Technologies for completed and future projects.
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Preserving and enhancing the gulf marine environment is something of great importance to us here at the USMSI. This video of a project in Texas will provide you with insight to the importance of artificial reefs.
Team members, photos, training films and other entertaining aspects of our search and rescue organization.
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USMSI has a host of experts who can handle all phases of artificial reefs from design, engineering, permitting, construction, deployment, and post-deployment monitoring tasks.
USMSI's Youth Programs & Services
USMSI offers a wide array of marine environment safety and educational programs for boating and personal watercraft safety. We also volunteer services to safeguard those on the water.
We at US Search and Rescue would like to honor the memory of Caroline Hebard and her contributions to our K9 programs.
United States Marine Safety Institute
A Florida Public 501c3 Non Profit Organization
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Our Youth and Veterans apprenticeship programs are a combination of on-the-job training and related instruction in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of highly skilled occupations. We provide at-risk youth, ages 12-28, the opportunity to transform their lives by learning to be community leaders and preparing themselves to enter the marketplace through training opportunities in various fields. These educational (Module) programs and courses are completely free to the students and are supported by corporate, individual sponsors and our new profit structures program.
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USMSI is an all volunteer organization and does not receive any Federal, State or Local funding. It relies completely on the generous giving of the community it serves. Your tax deductible gift is greatly appreciated!
Improving our marine environment through action & education
Welcome to the U.S. Marine Safety Institute, a website dedicated to the betterment of our marine environment and to the support of United States Search and Rescue and to SAR teams all over the world. It is the purpose of this website to educate the public as to what we do to improve our effectiveness during states of emergency.
The USMSI is an established public 501c3 not for profit organization based in Florida. We host a wide variety of marine environmental safety and education programs for at risk youth and veterans.