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Xiomara Cruz and Juleika Vega Perez attend University of Peurto Rico and are participating in the summer REU program at USF

Students from across the country will spend the summer at USF conducting ocean and weather research

More than 40 students from across the country will spend the summer at USF St. Petersburg, immersing themselves in research focused on oceanography, weather, climate change and science communication.

May 23, 2024Diversity, News

COMIT Interns, Zoe Brooker (left) and Katherin Abreus-Rodriguez (right), on the cruise next to the water sampling processing set-up. PHOTO CREDIT: Sarah Grasty.

An exploration into the ocean: USF & SPC Students learn on land and at sea

Ocean air, heavy with the scent of salt and adventure, fills the lungs of passengers, as they step aboard the R/V WT Hogarth destined for scientific exploration.

May 15, 2024Blogs and Perspectives

A pile of oyster shells at an outreach event at Booker Creek Preserve in Tarpon Springs. Participants strung the shells together to create vertical oyster gardens. PHOTO CREDIT: Jess Van Vaerenbergh

Can oyster gardens clean Tampa Bay? This CMS student wants to find out

CMS student combines her oyster filtration research and citizen science to build VOGs at community outreach events.

May 9, 2024Blogs and Perspectives, News

Hurricane Ian as it approaches Florida in 2022. Photo from NASA.

Hurricane preparedness takes many forms - USF providing support on all fronts

When a hurricane makes its way into the Gulf of Mexico, it has the potential to impact the entire Tampa Bay region. That’s why USF researchers across all three campuses are involved in a number of innovative endeavors and public initiatives to better prepare communities for the next storm.

May 6, 2024News

This high-quality image captured by PACE reveals eddies, the Loop Current, river plumes, and coastal circulation in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo Credit: The Optical Oceanography Lab

Advancing ocean science with “trailblazing” PACE mission

NASA’s PACE mission brings state-of-the-art technology to satellite Earth observations.

April 29, 2024News

The sun rises over Tampa Bay and the St. Pete Pier on a calm morning. (Spectrum News/Angie Angers)

Portion of state gambling revenues to go toward flood research in St. Pete

The Florida Flood Hub in St. Pete received funding through the Resilient Florida Program. Its goal is to model and predict how flooding will affect Florida in the future, so informed decisions can be made at the state and local levels on the best ways to mitigate flood risks.

April 11, 2024Florida Flood Hub, News

Congratulations to the 2024 Spoonbill Bowl Winners

Congratulations to the 2024 Spoonbill Bowl Winners

The Spoonbill Bowl is a regional National Ocean Sciences Bowl hosted by USF CMS.

April 5, 2024Blogs and Perspectives, Community Engagement

The new study highlights a growing threat for sea urchin populations as the parasite spreads to new regions.

Sea urchin killer spreads to new species, region

A deadly parasite that decimated sea urchin populations in the Caribbean has spread to coral reefs in the Sea of Oman and threatens populations around the world.

March 25, 2024News

Art can serve as a powerful tool for science communication and can make complex ideas more accessible to the public. Author Jess Van Vaerenbergh showcased her digital illustration “Silent Killers” at the Art and Science Exhibit.

CMS researchers use art as dynamic tool for science communication

How art can be used as a powerful tool by scientists to communicate science effectively, provide fresh perspectives, and make complex ideas more understandable.

March 22, 2024Community Engagement, News

Rising Tides Newsletter, February 2024 edition.

Rising Tides - February 2024

View some of the highlights in the Rising Tides Newsletter, February 2024 edition.

February 29, 2024Rising Tides Newsletter

Seagrass meadows provide food for marine herbivores and nursey habitats for many fish species.

Hungry herbivores threaten subtropical seagrass meadows

Tropical herbivores, which are on the move due to ocean warming, could harm subtropical seagrass meadows that are less resilient to overgrazing.

February 26, 2024News

Sunset view. Photo courtesy of Matthew Paulson.

USF to tackle environmental challenges through new initiative with Tampa Bay Wave and the St. Petersburg Innovation District

USF continues to strengthen its collaboration with Tampa Bay Wave and the St. Petersburg Innovation District through the creation of a new program that addresses some of the nation’s most pressing environmental concerns.

February 21, 2024News, Resiliency News

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