News

News Articles

Filter Articles By

Submit

Viewing items with Category: All Categories, Year: All Years

USF College of Marine Science in the News

CMS in the News - 2020

The USF College of Marine Science news team is dedicated to sharing USF CMS's story to a global audience. View CMS in the news for 2020.

August 14, 2020CMS in the News

Ali Graham, PhD, a geophysicist at the USF College of Marine Science observes the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica from the R/V Nathanial B. Palmer.

In Perfect Isolation

USF geophysicist Alastair Graham experienced the onset of the global pandemic while aboard an icebreaker on the bottom of the world. He’s finally back to the US after an epic journey made even more colossal due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

August 14, 2020News

Cliff Merz, Ph.D.

USF College of Marine Science’s Clifford Merz Named Senior Member of National Academy of Inventors

Dr. Merz, who serves as Program and HF Radar Operations Director for the Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System, is one of 38 leading academic inventors nationwide named as new NAI senior members.

August 11, 2020Awards

Illustration of GRACE-FO in orbit. Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech.

One Scientist’s Noisy Data is Another Scientist’s Treasure

Don Chambers, PhD, professor at the USF College of Marine Science, has never shied away from difficult scientific questions. Chambers’ latest scientific venture involves studying the deepest ocean currents. From space. “What can I say?” said Chambers. “I’ve always liked a challenge.”

August 5, 2020News

Chuanmin Hu, Ph.D.

Five USF Faculty Elected 2020 Members of the Academy of Science, Engineering & Medicine of Florida

Please join us in congratulating Chuanmin, who was elected to the Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida (ASEMFL)!

August 4, 2020Awards

Campers and science mentors with USF's Oceanography Camp for Girls (OCG) smile as they wrap up the first virtual event of the 2020 camp. Photo courtesy of OCG.

Virtual Science Camps Provide a Much-Needed Escape

The camp looked a bit different this year. Instead of the traditional three-week in-person format, the camp will be a hybrid virtual and in-person format taking place over the next nine months.

July 31, 2020Community Engagement

COVID-19 virus

Perspectives on COVID

Everyone’s experience of COVID is unique. We virtually sat down with three members of our marine science community to get their perspectives on how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be a scientist, and to get their thoughts on what these changes mean for the future of marine science.

July 29, 2020COVID-19, News

USF College of Marine Science graduate & communications fellow Carey Schaefer

Carey Schafer announced as a Gulf Research Program Policy Fellow

USF College of Marine Science graduate & communications fellow Carey Schaefer, announced as a Gulf Research Program Policy Fellow.

July 29, 2020Awards

Team MERA during the epidemiological survey training at the Costa Rican Water and Sewage Authority’s Water Laboratory (LNA), led by Maryann Cairns, PhD, from Southern Methodist University (SMU) and Erin Symonds, PhD, from the University of South Florida (USF) with Costa Rican university students, LNA employees, and SMU/USF graduate students.

USF Partner in Costa Rica Launches the Country’s First Program to Detect Coronavirus in Wastewater

With more than 5,000 beach surveys, 500 behavioral observations, and 80 interviews to digest, and water quality data to crunch, it was time to celebrate this phase of their NSF-funded coastal health study called MERA, which included several trainings by the USF team to help their colleagues get up to speed on a suite of environmental monitoring techniques.

July 29, 2020News

COVID-19 virus

Perspectives on COVID

Everyone’s experience of COVID is unique. We virtually sat down with three members of our marine science community to get their perspectives on how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be a scientist, and to get their thoughts on what these changes mean for the future of marine science.

July 28, 2020COVID-19, News

COVID-19 virus

Perspectives on COVID

Everyone’s experience of COVID is unique. We virtually sat down with three members of our marine science community to get their perspectives on how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be a scientist, and to get their thoughts on what these changes mean for the future of marine science.

July 27, 2020COVID-19, News

The “disappearance act” of the eddies and waves in a laboratory. The instantaneous pictures are on the left, where jets, waves and eddies are intertwined. On the right, after time averaging: eddies and waves are gone, and only zonal jets remain visible. Waves and eddies are inseparable; they either appear or disappear together.

Rossby Waves and Eddies:Two Sides of the Same Coin

Geophysical and planetary circulations exhibit a rich variety of zonal flows, waves, and eddies produced and maintained by various instabilities.

July 20, 2020Blogs and Perspectives

Mission Statement

Our blue planet faces a suite of challenges and opportunities for understanding and innovation. Our mission is to advance understanding of the interconnectivity of ocean systems and human-ocean interactions using a cross-disciplinary approach, to empower the next workforce of the blue economy with a world-class education experience, and to share our passion for a healthy environment and science-informed decision-making with community audiences near and far.