The Field Operations Center (FOC) is responsible for maintaining and scheduling SERC's fleet of thirteen vehicles, five airboats and twelve saltwater boats. In addition, the FOC maintains an inventory of field and safety equipment such as: spotlights, personal floatation device (PFD), whistles, fire extinguishers, flares, first aid kits, blankets, VHS radios, GPS units, flashlights, signal horns - a safety kit and accompanying tool kit appropriate for that boat is required when the boat is checked out.
Along with following boat safety, a Float Plan is MANDATORY for all field crews using either airboats or marine boats, and they must be filed at least 24 hrs in advance.
Vehicle and Boat Fees
Cancellation Policy: All boats and vehicles must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance, or a $50 per day fee for vehicles and the standard rate per day for boats will be assessed. Exceptions include: Mondays and the first day after a holiday.
You can contact the Manager Rafael Gonzalez Collazo (305-348-4240) or Sergio Giglio (305-348-6030)who manages field equipment reservation with any questions or requests.