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Leadership St. Pete® selects the Clam Bayou Marine Education Center for its 2022 Class Project

Leadership St. Pete's® 53rd class of leaders will renovate the waterfront educational and community outreach facility as part of its “Waves of Inspiration” legacy.

February 17, 2022News

The new AAAS Fellows span multiple colleges and disciplines, bringing the total number of Fellows at USF to 92.

Ten USF faculty members receive national recognition as AAAS Fellows for academic research

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named 10 University of South Florida researchers as new Fellows.

January 26, 2022Awards, News

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USF to launch new Center of Excellence in Environmental and Oceanographic Sciences on the St. Petersburg campus

The center will be located on USF’s St. Petersburg campus and will build on the world-class reputation of the College of Marine Science.

January 10, 2022News

Insights into how the West Antarctic Ice Sheet responded to a warmer climate millions of years ago could improve predictions of its future. Here, USF College of Marine Science Associate Professor, Amelia Shevenell, chief sedimentologist, and Victoria University (NZ) Associate Professor and Antarctic Research Center Director, Rob McKay, co-chief scientist, examine sediment recovered from the Ross Sea during International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 374 in 2018 (Credit: Mark Leckie)

Study of Antarctic ice’s deep past shows it could be more vulnerable to warming

In a study published today in Nature , an international team of scientists, including USF College of Marine Science (USF CMS) Associate Professor Amelia Shevenell and graduate student Imogen Browne, documented the evolution of Antarctica’s ice sheets about 20 million years ago.

December 15, 2021News

A simplified diagram of the polony method.

Gokushoviruses – viruses that show that, in the ocean, size doesn’t matter

Viruses have been getting a bad rap lately, but viruses are essential to many processes in the oceans.

December 13, 2021News

USF marine scientists launch first mission to map Tampa Bay’s vulnerable coastal areas using remotely operated ‘uncrewed’ vessel. Lessons learned from an innovative approach will inform coastal resiliency efforts in Florida and beyond. A press conference was held Dec. 9th. [Additional drone video by Eckerd College / Joe Salcedo.]

USF launches first mission to map vulnerable coastal areas in Tampa Bay and Gulf of Mexico using a remotely operated ‘uncrewed’ vessel

The mapping products from this approach will also be used to improve storm surge modeling and prediction, maritime safety, fisheries management and more.

December 9, 2021News

USF Marine Science Floor Mapping Mission. Shown here is the uncrewed surface vessel operated by SeaTrac.

USF marine scientists launch first mission to map Tampa Bay’s vulnerable coastal areas using remotely operated ‘uncrewed’ vessel

Media are invited on Dec. 9 at 9 a.m. to see the latest generation of robotic marine technology in action and hear from experts on how this mission will improve coastal resiliency in Florida.

December 8, 2021News

A Christmas tree worm (Spirobranchus giganteus) on Elbow Reef, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Credit: James Guttuso

Special Issue of Oceanography Highlights the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON)

Examples and stories illustrate the uses and value of an operational MBON.

December 7, 2021News

Coral reef.

Holes and headaches exposed in audit of global ocean observing systems

By the year 2100, if no significant changes are made in how we monitor and safeguard marine life, more than half of the world’s marine species may stand on the brink of extinction.

November 4, 2021News

Dr. Michelle Guitard, CMS alum and paleoceanographer.

Dr. Michelle Guitard, CMS alum and paleoceanographer, wins prestigious USF award

Congratulations, Dr. Guitard! She was recently honored in a virtual event, which included this short video in which she shared her research interests.

October 29, 2021Awards, News

Sunset. Photo credit, NOAA

Team that includes USF marine chemist awarded grant as part of NOAA’s largest 5-year investment to fight climate crisis

For the last 21 years and counting, a fleet of Argo floats roaming the top half of the global oceans have helped scientists keep their fingers on the pulse of the planet -- collecting critical data that help us better understand how the oceans are changing in response to human activities.

October 12, 2021News

Location of pilot sites

A USF-led Team Awarded NSF Convergence Accelerator Grant to Link the Green Economy to the Blue Economy at the Coast

A USF-led team headed by Maya Trotz, environmental engineering professor and principal investigator (PI), has been awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

October 11, 2021News

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