On Campus - Life Below Water
As the state of Florida’s University of Distinction in Environmental Resilience, Florida International University has led research and advocacy initiatives for Life Below Water for decades. With a campus located along Miami’s ecologically and economically essential Biscayne Bay, we also recognize the need for living and working sustainably as a university community.
Finding innovative ways to better protect people and the planet is a core function of how we live, work and play. FIU’s Department of Environmental Health and Safety is charged with ensuring university compliance with regulations, statutes, guidance and best management practices for environmental protection. The university’s current Environmental Management Policy was first implemented in 2006 and most recently revised in 2021. Our focus is to minimize physical, chemical and biological alterations of aquatic ecosystems.