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PhD candidate, Imogen Browne, samples sediment with fellow scientists on board International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 374 to the Ross Sea in 2018. Photo courtesy of IODP.

Back to the Future

Marine geologists at the USF College of Marine Science bounce around in time. Millions of years in the past. Hundreds of years in the future. No DeLorean needed.

July 3, 2020News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

It’s not just the ocean. Are rivers also at risk from climate change?

At the USF College of Marine Science, I’m leading a project to test the water chemistry in the Snake River in the Pacific Northwest to help answer this question.

July 3, 2020Blogs and Perspectives

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.

June 24, 2020CMS in the News

Rising Tides Newsletter, June 2020

Rising Tides – June 2020

View some of the highlights in the Rising Tides Newsletter, June 2020 edition.

June 16, 2020Rising Tides Newsletter

Dean Jackie Dixon bids farewell to USF Marine Science

Farewell from the Bridge

Dean Jackie Dixon bids farewell to USF Marine Science

June 16, 2020Newsletter Articles

Water, Viruses, and Good Intentions... | Karyna Rosario | TEDxYouth@PalmHarbor

Water, Viruses, and Good Intentions…

Water, Viruses, and Good Intentions... | Karyna Rosario | TEDxYouth@PalmHarbor

June 15, 2020Blogs and Perspectives

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF Appoints World-class Scientist and Researcher to Serve as College of Marine Science Dean

The University of South Florida announced today the appointment of Thomas K. Frazer as professor and dean in the College of Marine Science – an internationally recognized hub of academic and research excellence in biological, chemical, geological and physical oceanographic sciences.

June 11, 2020News

Two scientists deploy a biogeochemical Argo float aboard the R/V Palmer during a research cruise to the Southern Ocean. Photo courtesy of Greta Shum, SOCCOM project.

How A Fickle pH Sensor Connected Two Future Colleagues

Nancy Williams, PhD, studies the behavior of carbon dioxide (CO2) in seawater to better understand how our ocean cycles and stores carbon.

June 11, 2020News

Jay Law and Dr. Robert Weisberg prepare to board the Weatherbird II after installing wind sensors on a buoy newly deployed at sea.

Servicing the Buoys: It’s Hurricane Season!

The coronavirus pandemic has introduced hefty interruptions to the day to day operations but the team is working hard to ensure continuous function by the network of USF buoys deployed in the Gulf of Mexico.

June 11, 2020Blogs and Perspectives

A new theory proposed by two scientists, called the Quasi-Normal Scale Elimination (QNSE) theory, holds great promise to revolutionize the physics behind turbulent flows in the atmosphere and ocean. This image was taken by crew members aboard the International Space Station when they flew above the northwestern Pacific Ocean. Credit: NASA

Toward a New Theory of Turbulence

Boris Galperin, PhD, associate professor at the USF College of Marine Science and Semion Sukoriansky, PhD, a professor at the Ben-Gurion University in Israel have been building a new theory of turbulence called Quasi-Normal Scale Elimination (QNSE).

June 9, 2020News

Flying through the eye of Hurricane Florence aboard a NOAA WP-3D Orion, nicknamed “Kermit.”Photo courtesy of College of Marine Science graduate student, Nick Underwood.

Squalls Out on the Gulf Stream

Yep, it’s that time again. Hurricane season runs from June 1-November 30. Here’s a short video glimpse into how researchers at the USF College of Marine Science help better forecast and understand hurricanes.

June 8, 2020News

 In the first part of 2020 nearly 11,500 ships visited one of 15 ports around the state of Florida. Photo credit: Dr. Steve Meyers.

Cross-Disciplinary Team Led by USF College of Marine Science Wins Pilot Award to Study Impact of Maritime Transportation on COVID-19 Transmission

A team of scientists will shine a light on the black box thanks to a new grant from USF’s COVID-19 Rapid Response program.

June 5, 2020News

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