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The Antarctic Core Collection at OSU-MGR. Each rack contains sediment cores from various USAP expeditions. Once the cores are opened, they are separated into a “sample” half that we can take samples from and an “archive” half that is imaged, x-rayed, and run through various instruments.

Visiting a unique library in Oregon to sample old, Antarctic mud

Sampling archived sediment cores can illuminate how the Antarctic ice sheet responds to warming climate.

March 31, 2022Blogs and Perspectives

Bea Combs-Hintze, PhD student at her desk at USF CMS, creating digital ecosystems.

It’s all about Balance – in life, and in modeling

Life these days is about seeking balance: between work, research, self-care, and motherhood preparations.

March 23, 2022Blogs and Perspectives

Caption: Left to right are Kendra Daly, Amber Hill (NESDIS Program Coordination Officer), Lieutenant Commander Cherisa Friedlander, NOAA Flag Aide, Kristen Buck, Katelyn Schockman, Catalina Rubiano, Frank Muller-Karger, Tom Frazer, Gary Mitchum, Rick Spinrad, Mark Luther, Steve Murawski, Jill Thompson-Grim, Bob Weisberg.

NOAA Administrator visits USF CMS, inspires crowd at Hub ribbon-cutting

On March 2nd a group from the USF College of Marine Science (USF CMS) led by dean Tom Frazer welcomed the Honorable Dr. Richard “Rick” Spinrad, the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans & Atmosphere and the 11th NOAA Administrator, to St. Petersburg for a short visit.

March 9, 2022Blogs and Perspectives

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Graduate Student Symposium 2022

On February 18th, the College of Marine Science hosted the Graduate Student Symposium (GSS), an annual event where students present their research via poster and oral presentations with judges conferring first and second place awards.

February 22, 2022Blogs and Perspectives

The Spoonbill Bowl took place at the USF St Petersburg campus, with 15 high school teams competing for trophy.

Spoonbill Bowl 2022 – A Nail biter of an event

The 18th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) Spoonbill Bowl was hosted by USF College of Marine Science on February 11th and 12th, 2022.

February 22, 2022Blogs and Perspectives, Community Engagement

Hobie Boeschenstein from SeaTrac piloting the SP-48.

USF Scientists Wrap Integrative Topographic and Bathymetric Survey of Lower Tampa Bay

The Center for Ocean Mapping and Innovative Technologies (COMIT), an element of the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science in St. Petersburg, recently completed a four-week field sampling campaign called the Tampa Bay Bathymetry Experiment or TBBEx.

February 9, 2022Blogs and Perspectives

Map showing glider deployments in 2021.

2021: A great year for gliders (despite a few Jaws)

The USF Glider Fleet was out and about collecting data in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean for 240 days of 2021 – a smashing success to celebrate amidst all of the challenges brought our way in 2021.

February 8, 2022Blogs and Perspectives

Harbor pilots, specialized in directing vessels in and out of harbors, approach an incoming ship to guide it into port in Miami.

Predicting high cross-currents near south Florida ports using machine learning

USF marine scientists develop algorithm prototype to improve port safety.

February 3, 2022Blogs and Perspectives

Above: Cheryl Hapke pictured alongside the Hohonu water level sensor at Hubbard’s Marina.

USF Scientists Keep a Watchful Eye on Water Levels in Tampa Bay

Scientists at the University of South Florida College of Marine Science (USF CMS) continue to build momentum on their portfolio of work dedicated to monitoring and addressing coastal change.

January 20, 2022Blogs and Perspectives

USF CMS sunset

CMS faculty on list of high impact researchers ranked worldwide

An update to a study by Elsevier and Stanford University shows a strong showing from faculty at the USF College of Marine Science.

December 13, 2021Blogs and Perspectives

Up close and personal look at a hogfish eye. Photo by Rob Waara.

Life through the eyes of a Hogfish

The hogfish, named for the long hog-like snout it uses to root around in the sand for food, is an iconic Florida Gulf Coast seafood staple known for its delicious white meat.

November 2, 2021Blogs and Perspectives

Deploying an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP). Luis Sorinas (USF graduate student), Jay Law (USF CMS), Matt McNamee (USFSP undergraduate)

Ocean Circulation Lab replaces weather buoys in the Bay

The five-day cruise deployed meteorological buoys around the Gulf of Mexico.

October 26, 2021Blogs and Perspectives

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