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Rising Tides Newsletter, December 2023

Rising Tides - December 2023

View some of the highlights in the Rising Tides Newsletter, December 2023 edition.

December 15, 2023Rising Tides Newsletter

Organized by researchers at the USF College of Marine Science, the Collaborative Oceanographic Research & Education (CORE) cruise gave students from the USF St. Petersburg campus and St. Petersburg College the opportunity to apply their skills aboard a five-day cruise on the Florida Institute of Oceanography’s R/V Weatherbird II.

Ocean research cruise trains tomorrow’s marine scientists through hands-on fieldwork

Oceanographic education and research combined for students aboard the five-day CORE cruise on the Florida Institute of Oceanography’s R/V Weatherbird II.

December 14, 2023Blogs and Perspectives, News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Graduate makes waves mapping the seafloor

Catalina Rubiano is part of the first cohort to graduate from the College of Marine Science with the new hydrography (seafloor mapping) concentration.

December 8, 2023News

CMS graduate students Lydia Ruggles and Emma Graves, and CMS Ocean Circulation Lab intern, Samantha D’Angelo.

CMS grads and intern win the 2023 Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholars Award

Congratulations to CMS graduate students Lydia Ruggle and Emma Grave who recently received the 2023 Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholars Award.

December 6, 2023Awards, Blogs and Perspectives

Nine current CMS faculty and two emeritus faculty are recognized on the list of high-impact researchers, which includes career-long and single-year citations.

CMS faculty earn global recognition as high-impact researchers

The Stanford-Elsevier study identifies the top two percent of researchers worldwide across all fields of study, based on their citation impact through 2022.

December 4, 2023Awards, News

The newly funded Florida Regional Ecosystems Stressors Collaborative Assessment project will focus on climate impacts to South Florida’s coastal and marine ecosystems. Credit: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

CMS receives award to research stressors on South Florida’s coastal ecosystems

CMS will receive $200,000 over four years through the newly funded Florida Regional Ecosystems Stressors Collaborative Assessment project.

November 30, 2023News

Hosted for the first time by the College of Marine Science at USF St. Petersburg, the International Ocean Colour Science Meeting nutured a strong global community for applied ocean color science. Credit: Chuanmin Hu, USF College of Marine Science Optical Oceanography Lab

Ocean color science meeting draws experts from around the world to St. Petersburg

The International Ocean Colour Science Meeting 2023 saw attendees share innovative new research and nurture a strong global community for applied ocean color science.

November 21, 2023News

The new grant aims to monitor and forecast Sargassum blooms such as this one that inundated a beach on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. Photo credit: Mark Yokoyama.

College of Marine Science to lead $3.2-million grant to develop Sargassum forecasting system

Improved forecasting using satellite data and modeling will help researchers reduce Sargassum impacts on coastal communities.

October 23, 2023News

The Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt stretches 5,000 miles from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico. Courtesy of Ellen Park.

Study identifies nutrients as driver of the Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt

In a recent journal article published in Nature Communications, researchers say they have identified that the nutrient content of Sargassum tissue could help determine the enrichment sources and potentially improve predictions and Sargassum management efforts.

October 13, 2023News

Stella, shown here, and Sam are part of the USF College of Marine Science’s fleet of oceanic gliders, the oft underappreciated workhorses of oceanography. PHOTO CREDIT: Garrett Miller, Center for Ocean Mapping and Innovative Technologies.

Stella and Sam: a pair of gliders on a mission

Staff and students from the Center for Ocean Mapping and Innovative Technologies (COMIT) recently sailed aboard the R/V WT Hogarth to collect data using a pair of uncrewed, underwater gliders.

September 28, 2023Blogs and Perspectives

Students conduct science at sea

Students conduct science at sea

Education and research combined for students aboard a five-day cruise on the Florida Institute of Oceanography’s R/V Weatherbird II.

September 20, 2023News

Rising Tides Newsletter, September 2023

Rising Tides - September 2023

View some of the highlights in the Rising Tides Newsletter, September 2023 edition.

September 8, 2023Rising Tides Newsletter

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