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CMS personnel attend the Blackthorn Memorial

CMS Attends Historic Blackthorn Memorial

Scientists Dr. Mark Luther and graduate student Garrett Miller from the USF CMS joined a commemorative ceremony on January 28, 2020 held at the memorial site about two miles north of the collision site.

February 6, 2020Blogs and Perspectives

Amplified Voices

Amplified Voices: How identity shapes our scientific experience

Diverse work environments benefit scientific progress and the well-being of individual researchers - yet the geosciences are still lagging behind. Together with her contributors, Michelle Guitard reports on the current situation in the US, and suggests some ways in which underrepresented voices can be amplified.

February 5, 2020Blogs and Perspectives

Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica. Image Credit: NASA/James Yungel

USF scientist helps measure a rapidly melting glacier

Dr. Alastair Graham, departed on the US icebreaker Nathanial Palmer for the Amundsen Sea, home to the so-called “Doomsday Glacier” called the Thwaites Glacier.

February 4, 2020Blogs and Perspectives

All present artists that created work for the exhibit and the event coordinators.

Think Macro Act Micro

How marine science dripped onto the artist’s canvas.

January 23, 2020Blogs and Perspectives, Community Engagement

Ph.D. student Natalia Lopez, dicussing her undergraduate research using stable isotopes to predict the impacts of sea level rise in a natural reserve in Puerto Rico.

Great American Teach In – Largo High School

During the day of the event Natalia Lopez was going to talk to only one group, but both the students and teachers asked if Natalia Lopez could stay longer to ask more questions, talk to their friends in other grades and get more details about these opportunities.

November 19, 2019Blogs and Perspectives, Community Engagement

Makenzie Kerr with a 3rd grade class, holding up the fish coloring pages they got by deciphering which fish their egg was from.

The Great American Teach In 2019

The “Great American Teach In” is a fun opportunity for community members to talk to kids about their careers and the experiences they had to get to where they are in their field.

November 19, 2019Blogs and Perspectives, Community Engagement

Wind farms like this one pictured in the Irish Sea might make their way to the U.S. through the efforts of Orsted, a company that Dr. Shane Dunn has recently worked with.

A Q&A with CMS Alum, Dr. Shane Dunn

Operating as a geophysical consultant out of St. Petersburg, Dunn travels the world for some of the biggest, most technical projects on the planet.

September 25, 2019Blogs and Perspectives

Savannah Hartman at the Hawaiian Convention Center

Ocean Obs ’19: Poster session!

Hundreds of posters. Hundreds of people.

September 20, 2019Blogs and Perspectives

The opening slide welcoming all attendees to the Ocean Obs '19 conference was accompanied by a soothing ukele tune. Perfect mood music!

Ocean Obs ’19 decadal conference opens in Honolulu

Here on the island of O’ahu, the College of Marine Science’s Institute of Marine Remote Sensing (IMaRS) lab members are attending one of the most important conferences held for ocean users.

September 19, 2019Blogs and Perspectives

Week One: Painting with Bacteria! - “Who are you?” activity.

Girls Go Gaga Over Science

This blog whisks you through my summer doing marine science with Girls Inc—and you don’t even have to get your feet wet!

September 18, 2019Blogs and Perspectives, Community Engagement

Coasta Rica beach scene. Photo Credit: Erin M. Symonds

Transdisciplinary beach water quality investigation hits 2-year milestone

Multi-institution team supported by US NSF collected over 5000 beach surveys and hundreds of samples as they darted in and out of the waves of Costa Rica over 26 weekends.

August 30, 2019Blogs and Perspectives

Working the overnight shift, Grace Koziol, Brianna Michaud, Nicole Seiden, and Abby Blackburn (left to right) control the Bongo nets as they’re hoisted aboard the R/V Hogarth.

15-Year Study Will Collect Fish Eggs Across the Entire West Florida Shelf for DNA-Barcoding Analysis

This year, 2019, begins a 15-year monitoring program funded by the Florida RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Program.

August 21, 2019Blogs and Perspectives

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