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The seventeen student presentations covered research into biological, chemical, geological, and physical oceanography, from fish spawning to satellite monitoring.

CMS celebrates 40 years of Graduate Student Symposiums

The breadth of topics covered during the 2024 Graduate Student Symposium illustrates the impressive scope of science conducted at the College of Marine Science.

February 13, 2024Blogs and Perspectives

Student Macarena Martin Mayor working on spectrophotometric techniques in the Byrne lab.

Six CMS students awarded the 2024 SAML student award

Six students from the USF College of Marine Science are recipients of the SAML Student Awards for 2024.

January 30, 2024Awards, Blogs and Perspectives

Organized by researchers at the USF College of Marine Science, the Collaborative Oceanographic Research & Education (CORE) cruise gave students from the USF St. Petersburg campus and St. Petersburg College the opportunity to apply their skills aboard a five-day cruise on the Florida Institute of Oceanography’s R/V Weatherbird II.

Ocean research cruise trains tomorrow’s marine scientists through hands-on fieldwork

Oceanographic education and research combined for students aboard the five-day CORE cruise on the Florida Institute of Oceanography’s R/V Weatherbird II.

December 14, 2023Blogs and Perspectives, News

CMS graduate students Lydia Ruggles and Emma Graves, and CMS Ocean Circulation Lab intern, Samantha D’Angelo.

CMS grads and intern win the 2023 Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholars Award

Congratulations to CMS graduate students Lydia Ruggle and Emma Grave who recently received the 2023 Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholars Award.

December 6, 2023Awards, Blogs and Perspectives

Stella, shown here, and Sam are part of the USF College of Marine Science’s fleet of oceanic gliders, the oft underappreciated workhorses of oceanography. PHOTO CREDIT: Garrett Miller, Center for Ocean Mapping and Innovative Technologies.

Stella and Sam: a pair of gliders on a mission

Staff and students from the Center for Ocean Mapping and Innovative Technologies (COMIT) recently sailed aboard the R/V WT Hogarth to collect data using a pair of uncrewed, underwater gliders.

September 28, 2023Blogs and Perspectives

The Fall 2023 CMS Faculty Seminar

Watch the Fall 2023 CMS Faculty Seminar

The annual faculty seminars offer an opportunity for students to get to know their professors and peers.

September 6, 2023Blogs and Perspectives

Jaden Crute, USF B.S. Engineering Student

Putting robots in the water: the trials and tribulations of marine engineering

Marine engineering isn’t typically something you would think of when imagining an engineer’s potential career path. Despite this, it makes a lot of sense that the fields of marine science and engineering overlap.

August 7, 2023Blogs and Perspectives

Ana Carolina Peralta Brichtova conducted her PhD at Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas, Venezuela, studying the Caribbean snail Voluta musica.

Venezuelan scientists team up to save irreplaceable data on biodiversity

In times of political unrest, science often suffers. This is the case in Venezuela. The country has faced a series of political and socioeconomic crises that sparked an exodus of citizens, including many scientists, who fled the country for opportunities elsewhere

August 3, 2023Blogs and Perspectives

Written by: Marie Meranda (PhD Candidate)

Forging a road through interdisciplinary applications of hydrography

Underwater, we’re investigating everything from shipwrecks to paleo landscape features (e.g., shell middens which are essentially the waste piles from prehistoric and indigenous peoples) to submerged towns.

July 21, 2023Blogs and Perspectives

Written by: Bea Combs-Hintze

LIFE at sea

The mission of our R.V. Nancy Foster expedition: To map the seafloor of a new area on Blake’s Plateau using multibeam sonar. Just adding another puzzle piece to the global map of the ocean floor!

July 20, 2023Blogs and Perspectives

Written by: Angelique Rosa Marín (PhD Student)

Unforgettable Times aboard the NOAA ship, Nancy Foster

This was my first-time being part of a scientific party at-sea. It was impressive to see the workflow, drills, and communication among ship members.

July 18, 2023Blogs and Perspectives

The science party also got to go through many of the safety drills commonly done when a vessel leaves port.

Hydrography: The Ship, The Storm, and the Grad Student

One of the things that made the Nancy Foster cruise stand out was the range of experience of the science party. This training opportunity allowed undergraduates, graduate students, post docs, and other scientists to all work toward the same goal.

July 13, 2023Blogs and Perspectives

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