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Tony Greco, Electron Microscope Manager at USF CMS

In Focus: Tony Greco Retires After 40 Years of Service

Greco’s tenure solidifies his spot amongst an elite group of faculty or staff who spent more than four decades at the CMS.

December 10, 2020News

The planet Jupiter. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstadt/Sean Doran

Scientists discover new way to measure turbulence of large planets and exoplanets

Results show that the Jupiter’s atmosphere is four times more turbulent than Saturn’s.

November 30, 2020News

Transmission electron micrograph of a phage that infects a marine bacterium called Vibrio natriegens, an emerging model organism for marine lab studies. Under Breitbart’s mentorship, Yonas described the genome, which he reported in Microbiology Resource Announcements.

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make me a Match!

New Virtual Research Program Exceeds Expectations During COVID-19 Shutdown.

November 30, 2020COVID-19, Diversity, News

Aerial shot of the R/V Weatherbird II and R/V Hogarth

New Florida Institute of Oceanography director selected

The University of South Florida announced today the appointment of William Montrose ("Monty") Graham as the new director of the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO).

November 2, 2020News

Karyna Rosario, PhD, who graduated from USF in 2010, was a recipient of the Bridge to the Doctorate fellowship. She now works as a research scientist in the marine genomics lab run by Mya Breitbart, PhD.

City of St. Petersburg supports USF efforts to further enhance diversity with new pledge to College of Marine Science

The City of St. Petersburg has contributed $125,000 to the University of South Florida Foundation to help enhance diversity in the ocean sciences.

October 30, 2020News

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

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