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The grant from Second Nature will allow USF to unify and streamline efforts to address climate change while creating a more sustainable environment.

USF advances action on climate planning with new grant funding

The grant from Second Nature, a Boston-based non-profit whose mission is to accelerate climate action in and through higher education, will allow USF to unify and streamline efforts to address climate change while creating a more sustainable environment.

March 29, 2021News

USF CMS located on the spectacularly beautiful waterfront of Tampa Bay adjacent to the USF St. Petersburg campus

Florida Governor Appoints Dean Frazer to Environmental Regulation Commission

Governor Ron DeSantis announced this month that Tom Frazer, PhD, dean of the USF College of Marine Science (USF CMS), is one of four new appointees to the Florida Environmental Regulation Commission (ERC).

March 23, 2021News

Deep ocean floor sediments were collected from the South Atlantic Ocean by the Royal Research Ship (RRS) James Cook. Credit: Will Homoky

Deep Sea Sediments Fuel the Oceans

Iron, an essential nutrient for phytoplankton, is tough to find in the ocean. One liter of seawater contains 35 grams of salt but only around one billionth of a gram of iron.

March 22, 2021News

Pamela Hallock Muller, PhD, award-winning geological oceanographer, was the first female marine science faculty member hired at USF.

Celebrating Women’s History Month with Dr. Pamela Hallock Muller

Pam, as she prefers to be called, was the first female professor ever hired at the USF College of Marine Science, which was a Department at the time.

March 15, 2021News

One of the red snapper sampled as part of this Gulf-wide study in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Red Snapper in the Gulf Show Signs of Stress

The team sampled nearly 570 fish from 72 Gulf locations between 2011 to 2017in the wake of the historic 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

March 10, 2021News

USF CMS sunset

USF receives $3 million gift to benefit the College of Marine Science

The University of South Florida today announced a $3 million gift to the USF Foundation that will benefit students in the College of Marine Science.

January 25, 2021News

Tony Greco, Electron Microscope Manager at USF CMS

In Focus: Tony Greco Retires After 40 Years of Service

Greco’s tenure solidifies his spot amongst an elite group of faculty or staff who spent more than four decades at the CMS.

December 10, 2020News

The planet Jupiter. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstadt/Sean Doran

Scientists discover new way to measure turbulence of large planets and exoplanets

Results show that the Jupiter’s atmosphere is four times more turbulent than Saturn’s.

November 30, 2020News

Transmission electron micrograph of a phage that infects a marine bacterium called Vibrio natriegens, an emerging model organism for marine lab studies. Under Breitbart’s mentorship, Yonas described the genome, which he reported in Microbiology Resource Announcements.

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make me a Match!

New Virtual Research Program Exceeds Expectations During COVID-19 Shutdown.

November 30, 2020COVID-19, Diversity, News

Aerial shot of the R/V Weatherbird II and R/V Hogarth

New Florida Institute of Oceanography director selected

The University of South Florida announced today the appointment of William Montrose ("Monty") Graham as the new director of the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO).

November 2, 2020News

Karyna Rosario, PhD, who graduated from USF in 2010, was a recipient of the Bridge to the Doctorate fellowship. She now works as a research scientist in the marine genomics lab run by Mya Breitbart, PhD.

City of St. Petersburg supports USF efforts to further enhance diversity with new pledge to College of Marine Science

The City of St. Petersburg has contributed $125,000 to the University of South Florida Foundation to help enhance diversity in the ocean sciences.

October 30, 2020Diversity, News

Ocean mapping activities being conducted on the west Florida continental shelf by the USF College of Marine Science staff aboard the research vessel Weatherbird II operated by the Florida Institute of Oceanography.

USF and NOAA to launch world-class cooperative ocean mapping center

The University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science has been awarded a five-year, $9 million cooperative agreement by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of Coast Survey to launch the Center for Ocean Mapping and Innovative Technologies (COMIT).

October 19, 2020News

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