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Rescue 5, one of Eckerd College Search and Rescue (EC-SAR)’s vessels which is outfitted with a data logger for Crowd the Bay. Photo credit: Matthew Hommeyer/Center for Ocean Mapping and Innovative Technologies.

USF Mapping Center Taps Tampa Bay’s Boating Crowd for Seafloor Depth Measurements

The state’s profound connection to the ocean is underscored by the many maritime activities and industries that bolster its economy. Safe boating, whether for commercial shipping, fishing, or leisure, relies on one common element: nautical charts.

June 20, 2024News

A side-scan sonar image of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s last ship, Quest, discovered by a team led by USF alum and shipwreck hunter David Mearns. Credit: Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

USF-trained shipwreck hunter makes another major discovery

Using a technique known as side-scan sonar, a team led by David Mearns and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society found Shackleton’s last ship off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.

June 17, 2024News

USF College of Marine Science in the News

CMS in the News 2024

The USF College of Marine Science news team is dedicated to sharing USF CMS's research to local, regional, and global audiences. View CMS in the news for 2024.

June 17, 2024CMS in the News

GEOTRACES has been an international effort involving hundreds of scientists and more than 150 research cruises. Here, crew members aboard the R/V Roger Revelle, including CMS graduate student Dylan Halbeisen, recover a GEOTRACES carousel rosette during an arctic cruise. Photo credit: Jennifer Middleton, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

How GEOTRACES helped unlock secrets of marine trace elements

GEOTRACES has been an international effort to better understand the role of marine trace elements and determine their distributions in the ocean.

June 12, 2024News, Publication Highlights

The National Weather Service predicts an above-normal 2024 Atlantic hurricane season. Hurricane Idalia is seen here after landfall in the Big Bend region of Florida in August 2023. Credit: NOAA

The Ocean Circulation Lab braces for a busy hurricane season

The Ocean Circulation Lab maintains a pair of high-resolution circulation models that can be used to forecast water levels days before hurricane landfall.

June 5, 2024Florida Flood Hub, News

In this video, College of Engineering student Jaden Crute discusses the development of TREVOR during her internship with COMIT.

Engineering for Ocean Science Research

Developed by COMIT at the College of Marine Science, the uncrewed surface vehicle called TREVOR (Test Robotics Environment Vehicle for Ocean Research) demonstrates a cost-effective way to conduct marine research.

June 3, 2024Blogs and Perspectives, Diversity

Rising Tides Newsletter Archives

Rising Tides Newsletter Archives

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May 31, 2024Rising Tides Newsletter

Rising Tides - May 2024

Rising Tides - May 2024

View some of the highlights in the Rising Tides Newsletter, May 2024 edition.

May 31, 2024Rising Tides Newsletter

Xiomara Cruz and Juleika Vega Perez attend University of Peurto Rico and are participating in the summer REU program at USF

Students from across the country will spend the summer at USF conducting ocean and weather research

More than 40 students from across the country will spend the summer at USF St. Petersburg, immersing themselves in research focused on oceanography, weather, climate change and science communication.

May 23, 2024Diversity, News

COMIT Interns, Zoe Brooker (left) and Katherin Abreus-Rodriguez (right), on the cruise next to the water sampling processing set-up. PHOTO CREDIT: Sarah Grasty.

An exploration into the ocean: USF & SPC Students learn on land and at sea

Ocean air, heavy with the scent of salt and adventure, fills the lungs of passengers, as they step aboard the R/V WT Hogarth destined for scientific exploration.

May 15, 2024Blogs and Perspectives

A pile of oyster shells at an outreach event at Booker Creek Preserve in Tarpon Springs. Participants strung the shells together to create vertical oyster gardens. PHOTO CREDIT: Jess Van Vaerenbergh

Can oyster gardens clean Tampa Bay? This CMS student wants to find out

CMS student combines her oyster filtration research and citizen science to build VOGs at community outreach events.

May 9, 2024Blogs and Perspectives, News

Hurricane Ian as it approaches Florida in 2022. Photo from NASA.

Hurricane preparedness takes many forms - USF providing support on all fronts

When a hurricane makes its way into the Gulf of Mexico, it has the potential to impact the entire Tampa Bay region. That’s why USF researchers across all three campuses are involved in a number of innovative endeavors and public initiatives to better prepare communities for the next storm.

May 6, 2024News

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