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In this video, College of Engineering student Jaden Crute discusses the development of TREVOR during her internship with COMIT.

Engineering for Ocean Science Research

Developed by COMIT at the College of Marine Science, the uncrewed surface vehicle called TREVOR (Test Robotics Environment Vehicle for Ocean Research) demonstrates a cost-effective way to conduct marine research.

June 3, 2024Blogs and Perspectives, Diversity

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

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 seventeen student presentations covered research into biological, chemical, geological, and physical oceanography, from fish spawning to satellite monitoring.

CMS celebrates 40 years of Graduate Student Symposiums

The breadth of topics covered during the 2024 Graduate Student Symposium illustrates the impressive scope of science conducted at the College of Marine Science.

February 13, 2024Blogs and Perspectives

Student Macarena Martin Mayor working on spectrophotometric techniques in the Byrne lab.

Six CMS students awarded the 2024 SAML student award

Six students from the USF College of Marine Science are recipients of the SAML Student Awards for 2024.

January 30, 2024Awards, Blogs and Perspectives

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

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

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

The Fall 2023 CMS Faculty Seminar

Watch the Fall 2023 CMS Faculty Seminar

The annual faculty seminars offer an opportunity for students to get to know their professors and peers.

September 6, 2023Blogs and Perspectives

Jaden Crute, USF B.S. Engineering Student

Putting robots in the water: the trials and tribulations of marine engineering

Marine engineering isn’t typically something you would think of when imagining an engineer’s potential career path. Despite this, it makes a lot of sense that the fields of marine science and engineering overlap.

August 7, 2023Blogs and Perspectives

Ana Carolina Peralta Brichtova conducted her PhD at Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas, Venezuela, studying the Caribbean snail Voluta musica.

Venezuelan scientists team up to save irreplaceable data on biodiversity

In times of political unrest, science often suffers. This is the case in Venezuela. The country has faced a series of political and socioeconomic crises that sparked an exodus of citizens, including many scientists, who fled the country for opportunities elsewhere

August 3, 2023Blogs and Perspectives

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