Participant housing will be 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condos which have fully equipped kitchens and a washer and dryer for your use. Housing is double occupancy and participants will be paired up in the same room with another person of the same-sex. All bedding, bath towels, and kitchenware are provided.  The condos all have access to a community swimming pool. The housing cost is $185 per week.  If you would like your own private room (not always available), the cost is double at $370 per week. Private rooms have a private bath, but do share the common areas of the condo including the kitchen, living room and patios/balconies.

ONLY those people participating in the CMERA summer research program are allowed to stay in shared housing!

Housing is from Sunday night through the following Saturday morning. Students staying multiple weeks will also receive the Saturday night between consecutive weeks at no additional charge. You are not required to stay in our group housing, however, if you choose to stay elsewhere, you will be responsible for transportation to the group housing for transportation to and from the boat.

Housing payments are due prior to March 31, 2021.


Clearwater, Florida is conveniently located just North of Tampa Bay.  It should be fairly easy to get a reasonably priced flight into either Tampa International Airport (TPA) or into St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE).  We are happy to pick you up from either airport.

 All in town transportation (i.e. to and from the boat, the classroom, Wal-Mart, to and from any other group activity) is included in the program fee. Florida has so much to offer from the exciting theme parks of Orlando to the unprecedented beauty of the Florida Keys.  This may be a good time for you and your family to enjoy Florida, since you will already be here!  If you are staying with us over a weekend, because you are staying for consecutive weeks, there are plenty of nearby places to explore such as: Homassassa Wildlife Park, the Florida Everglades, Atlantic Coast diving, Northern Florida Keys, and many more.  

Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy


28051 US Hwy 19 North

Clearwater, FL 33761


135 Orange St

Palm Harbor, FL 34683

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Clearwater, Florida