Posted October 15, 2019
The position has been created after a bill in the Florida House created a new initiative for mitigating red tide.
“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.