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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

Luis Lizcano Sandoval, a USF CMS PhD student

Seagrass areal cover in Tampa Bay over the last 30 years (1990- 2021) observed by satellites

Tampa Bay seagrasses have experienced historical declines, but improvements in water quality over the past 30 years are promoting recovery.

September 28, 2023Publication Highlights

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

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

Biodiversity fish reef

Researchers propose a global observatory to monitor Earth’s biodiversity

The Global Biodiversity Observing System is a proposal designed to improve monitoring efforts of Earth’s biodiversity and, in turn, improve conservation in an age of climate change.

August 25, 2023News, Publication Highlights

Need image caption. PHOTO CREDIT: Jessica Van Vaerenbergh, USF CMS graduate student.

Deep-diving gliders capture key ocean data for hurricane forecasting

New NOAA funding means ocean gliders operated by the USF College of Marine Science will help hurricane experts forecast storm intensity in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean.

August 11, 2023News

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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