Upcoming Workshops: 

Please check back to this page, or follow the Florida Artificial Reefs Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/floridaartificialreefs/) to see announcements for upcoming workshops.

Join us live! We try to stream most of our workshops via Facebook Live. If you are unable to attend any of our regional workshops in person, simply tune in at the Florida Artificial Reefs Facebook page or by visiting flseagrant.org/live at the time of the workshop to join us.

Past Workshops and Summits

2018 North Central Florida Artificial Reef Workshop

AM Presentations:

PM Presentations:

2017 Northwest Florida Artificial Reef Workshop

February 22, 2017 – UF/IFAS Extension Okaloosa County, Crestview, Florida

Participants at the Northwest Florida Artificial Reef Workshop. Crest view, FL. Feb 22, 2017.


FWC NRDA Project Update presented by Alex Fogg

Goliath Grouper and Artificial Reefs: Opportunities for Citizen Science presented by Angela Collins (technical note: There is a 3 minute loss of audio during this presentation from 8:24 – 11:24)

2016 Southeast Florida Artificial Reef Workshop

The Southeast Florida Artificial Reef Workshop was held on November 1, 2016 at Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center in West Palm Beach, FL. The agenda included speakers from FWC, University of Florida, Broward County, USCG, FDEP, Florida Sea Grant, South Florida Diving, and Palm Beach County Reef Research Team. In the afternoon, there was a facilitated discussion with County Artificial Reef Coordinators. The entire day was recorded, archived, and can be viewed below. Presentations from the speakers can also be viewed and downloaded below.

Participants of the 2016 Southeast Florida Artificial Reef Workshop. Photo by Holly Abeels, FSG.



Florida and Regional Artificial Reef Updates by Keith Mille, FWC

Legal Perspective of Conceptual Permitting for Large Development Projects by Adrian Mahoney, University of Florida

State of Artificial Reefs as Mitigation by Pat Quinn, Broward County

Ship Deployment Expectations of U.S. Coast Guard by Benjamin Colbert, USCG

FDEP Artificial Reef Permitting by Gregory Vazquez, FL Department of Environmental Protection

Goliath Grouper Preferences for Artificial Reefs by Angela Collins, Florida Sea Grant

Diving Industry Perspective by Jeff Torode, South Florida Diving

Long Term Monitoring and Citizen Science by Janet Phipps, Palm Beach County Reef Research Team

2015 Florida Artificial Reef Summit



Day 1: http://youtu.be/afL8tr4x1qA
Day 2 Morning Session: http://youtu.be/ShVblQ-DgVY
Day 2 Afternoon Session: http://youtu.be/UzBUedKchKs
Day 3: http://youtu.be/0aE3vgZZQgc

Please refer to the agenda for speaker times.
PDFs of speaker’s PowerPoint presentations can be found through links in the agenda.

2010 Artificial Reef Summit in Cocoa Beach

We have archived the materials from the 2010 Summit held in Cocoa Beach, Fla., at this link.