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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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Early evening view of the North Pacific.

Lessons Learned in the North Pacific

Monday, August 22, 2022

The cruise came after my first year as a master’s student, so I spent the year leading up to the cruise learning about ocean processes and reading about sea-going research.

USF CMS alumna Dr. Christin Murphy at an outreach event while a graduate student at the college.

A Q&A with Dr. Christin Murphy

Friday, July 22, 2022

An adept speaker, Dr. Murphy excels in communicating her cross-disciplinary studies through dance, humor, and emphatic excitement for her work and the applications they hold. Dr. Christin Murphy is a wealth of career advice, scientific knowledge, and a pioneer in bio-technology.



CMS in the News

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CMS grad student Caitlyn Parente

Graduate student Caitlyn Parente snapped a picture of the early evening view of the North Pacific aboard the R/V Sikuliaq.


Katelyn Schockman is a PhD Candidate (now graduate- congrats!) in the lab of Dr. Bob Byrnes, who is a co-author on the paper.

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 3rd in the series.