SERC Department

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.


A Float Plan is MANDATORY for all field crews using either airboats or marine boats, and they must be filed at least 24hrs in advance.  The float plan template is available at https://intranet.fiu.edu/research/Pages/Float-Plan.aspx


Vehicle and Boat Fee Schedule

Airboats Type of Fuel Boat Number Campus Rates plus Fuel
14' Airboat Gasoline AB14 MMC $134.00 / Day Plus Fuel
15' Airboat Gasoline AB15-1 MMC $134.00 / Day Plus Fuel
15' Airboat Gasoline AB15-2 MMC $134.00 / Day Plus Fuel
16' Airboat Gasoline AB16-1 MMC $134.00 / Day Plus Fuel
16' Airboat Gasoline AB16-2 MMC $134.00 / Day Plus Fuel
Marine Boats Type of Fuel Boat NumberCampus Rates plus Fuel
GNU Gasoline GNU MMC $80.00 / Day Plus Fuel
Jonboat Gasoline J14 MMC $80.00 / Day Plus Fuel
Smitty's Skiff 16' Gasoline S16 MMC $116.00 / Day Plus Fuel
Carolina Skiff 16' Gasoline C16 BBC $116.00 / Day Plus Fuel
Mako 17' Gasoline M17 MMC $224.00 / Day Plus Fuel
Parker 18' Gasoline P18-1 MMC $224.00 / Day Plus Fuel
Parker 18' Gasoline P18-2 Key Largo $224.00 / Day Plus Fuel
Parker 18' Gasoline P18-3 MMC/BBC $224.00 / Day Plus Fuel
Carolina Skiff 19' Gasoline C19 MMC $224.00 / Day Plus Fuel
Mako 21' Gasoline M21 BBC/MMC $224.00 / Day Plus Fuel
Proline 21' Gasoline PL21 BBC $224.00 / Day Plus Fuel
Twin Vee 26' Gasoline TV26 Key Largo $266.00 / Day Plus Fuel
Trucks Type of Fuel Truck NumberCampus Rates(Fuel Included)
Ford Passenger Van Gasoline 3066 BBC $72.00 / Day + $0.65 / Mile
Jeep Cherokee Gasoline 4003 MMC $72.00 / Day + $0.65 / Mile
Dodge RAM 1500 4d 2wd Gasoline 4014 MMC $72.00 / Day + $0.65 / Mile
Ford F-250 Crew Cab 4X4 Diesel 4020 MMC $72.00 / Day + $0.65 / Mile
Ford Expedition 4X4 Gasoline 4021 MMC $72.00 / Day + $0.65 / Mile
Ford Expedition 4X4 Gasoline 4022 MMC $72.00 / Day + $0.65 / Mile
Ford F-250 Extended Cab Gasoline 4031 MMC $72.00 / Day + $0.65 / Mile
Ford F-250 Crew Cab 4X4 Gasoline 4060 Key Largo $72.00 / Day + $0.65 / Mile
Ford F-150 Crew Cab 4X4 Gasoline 4097 MMC $72.00 / Day + $0.65 / Mile
Ford F-150 4X4 Gasoline 4154 MMC $72.00 / Day + $0.65 / Mile
Jeep Cherokee Gasoline 4170 MMC $72.00 / Day + $0.65 / Mile
Ford F-250 Crew Cab 4x4 Gasoline 4205 MMC $72.00 / Day + $0.65 / Mile
Ford F-250 Crew Cab 4x4 Gasoline 4206 MMC $72.00 / Day + $0.65 / Mile

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.