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The Florida Flood Hub for Applied Research and Innovation

The Flood Hub is a first in Florida. Established by the state and based at the University of South Florida College of Marine Science, it bridges the gap between scientists, policymakers, practitioners, and the public to help communities mitigate and adapt to flooding risks. The Flood Hub’s goal is to improve flood forecasting and inform science-based policy, planning, and management decisions.

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Iceberg grounded on Ross Bank. Photo courtesy of Rachel Meyne.

Until Next Time, Ross Bank!

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

After 10 days completing multibeam surveys and Super Sites along our North-South transect of Ross Bank, we switched directions to conduct our East-West transect and finish our science days.



CMS in the News

USF Oceanographers follow an uncrewed autonomous vessel. The vehicle is helping create hyper-detailed maps of the seafloor just off the coast. (Image: David Levin)

Mapping the Seafloor to Predict Coastal Flooding

Friday, March 24, 2023

The topography of the coastal seafloor has a lot to do with how much flooding coastal areas will experience during hurricanes. As reporter David Levin reports, a team of scientists is working on a new technology to create more accurate seafloor maps in the Gulf of Mexico.

Great Atlantic Sargassum belt can extend from Africa to the Caribbean

The Weather Channel LIVE

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Dr. Barnes sat down virtually with The Weather Channel for a Facebook Live event about Sargassum.

Red Tide Tracking Center

The Center for Red Tide Tracking and Forecasting

The Center for Red Tide Tracking & Forecasting is a five-year, $2.7 million agreement with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to improve red tide observation & forecasting tools aimed at mitigating public health risks & economic impacts in the State of Florida. Click the image to learn more.


One on One - with April Ellis, PhD student USF CMS

We’ve launched a new series, “One on One,” where we highlight a CMS-related publication with a single summary quote from the CMS author. Perfect for those with only two seconds to spare! Here’s the 6th in the series.

Special Issue

"Turbulence from Earth to Planets, Stars and Galaxies—Commemorative Issue Dedicated to the Memory of Jackson Rae Herring"

Boris Galperin is one of the guest editors for a special issue of Atmosphere on Turbulence. Submissions welcome through Apr 25, 2023. Click the image above to view.

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