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Optics company to provide gratis facilities and research equipment for those affected by Katrina


Dunedin, FL – In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Ocean Optics says it is offering special assistance to those in the optics and photonics industry affected by the devastating storm. The company is making available facilities for light industrial, general office operations and research laboratory space at its facilities in Orlando, Largo and Dunedin, FL.

"While our company and its employees are donating money and health kits to various relief agencies, Ocean Optics would also like to offer special assistance to those in our industry who may need to re-establish their business," said Mike Morris, the company’s president. "We can accommodate both light industrial (assembly and test) and general office operations. We will make our basic infrastructure available, and help locate housing for workers and their families."

Ocean Optics is also offering assistance to students whose optics/photonics research may have been interrupted by Hurricane Katrina. "We can accommodate graduate students and their professors who need lab space and will offer free access to our equipment," said Morris. "We can assist students and professors to locate housing." Ocean Optics has facilities near the University of South Florida and the University of Central Florida.