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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

Some of the deepest parts of the seafloor are covered by dense deposits of polymetallic nodules, shown here, which contain richer stores of valuable metals like cobalt and nickel than manyfound on land. The nodules range in size from a golf ball to a potato. Credit: Maersk

USF College of Marine Science Becomes Home for International Marine Minerals Society (IMMS)

The society, comprised of stakeholders interested in the budding industry of deep-sea mineral extraction, is hosting its annual conference through October 2nd

September 28, 2020News

Student Tione Grant tends the CTD aboard a research cruise as part of the NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) at the USF College of Marine Science in 2019.

A Grand Challenge That Rivals Rising Seas: Creating a Culture of Diversity in Ocean Science

The USF College of Marine Science began its fight for increased ethnic diversity in oceanography 20 years ago. There is a lot underway, and a lot more to do.

August 28, 2020News

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

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

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

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, 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 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

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

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

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