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Sunset view. Photo courtesy of Matthew Paulson.

USF to tackle environmental challenges through new initiative with Tampa Bay Wave and the St. Petersburg Innovation District

USF continues to strengthen its collaboration with Tampa Bay Wave and the St. Petersburg Innovation District through the creation of a new program that addresses some of the nation’s most pressing environmental concerns.

February 21, 2024News, Resiliency News

Frank Müller-Karger’s captivating career path went from a budding interest in whale research to pioneering work in studying phytoplankton blooms via satellite technology. He was recently recognized as a Distinguished University Professor at USF.

Frank Müller-Karger, Distinguished University Professor, recognized for pioneering scientific research and leadership

From whale research to satellite-based remote sensing, Frank Müller-Karger has earned recognition as a Distinguished University Professor at the University of South Florida.

February 19, 2024Awards, News

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

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Graduate makes waves mapping the seafloor

Catalina Rubiano is part of the first cohort to graduate from the College of Marine Science with the new hydrography (seafloor mapping) concentration.

December 8, 2023News

Nine current CMS faculty and two emeritus faculty are recognized on the list of high-impact researchers, which includes career-long and single-year citations.

CMS faculty earn global recognition as high-impact researchers

The Stanford-Elsevier study identifies the top two percent of researchers worldwide across all fields of study, based on their citation impact through 2022.

December 4, 2023Awards, News

The newly funded Florida Regional Ecosystems Stressors Collaborative Assessment project will focus on climate impacts to South Florida’s coastal and marine ecosystems. Credit: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

CMS receives award to research stressors on South Florida’s coastal ecosystems

CMS will receive $200,000 over four years through the newly funded Florida Regional Ecosystems Stressors Collaborative Assessment project.

November 30, 2023News

Hosted for the first time by the College of Marine Science at USF St. Petersburg, the International Ocean Colour Science Meeting nutured a strong global community for applied ocean color science. Credit: Chuanmin Hu, USF College of Marine Science Optical Oceanography Lab

Ocean color science meeting draws experts from around the world to St. Petersburg

The International Ocean Colour Science Meeting 2023 saw attendees share innovative new research and nurture a strong global community for applied ocean color science.

November 21, 2023News

The new grant aims to monitor and forecast Sargassum blooms such as this one that inundated a beach on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. Photo credit: Mark Yokoyama.

College of Marine Science to lead $3.2-million grant to develop Sargassum forecasting system

Improved forecasting using satellite data and modeling will help researchers reduce Sargassum impacts on coastal communities.

October 23, 2023News

The Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt stretches 5,000 miles from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico. Courtesy of Ellen Park.

Study identifies nutrients as driver of the Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt

In a recent journal article published in Nature Communications, researchers say they have identified that the nutrient content of Sargassum tissue could help determine the enrichment sources and potentially improve predictions and Sargassum management efforts.

October 13, 2023News

Students conduct science at sea

Students conduct science at sea

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

September 20, 2023News

Biodiversity fish reef

Researchers propose a global observatory to monitor Earth’s biodiversity

The Global Biodiversity Observing System is a proposal designed to improve monitoring efforts of Earth’s biodiversity and, in turn, improve conservation in an age of climate change.

August 25, 2023News, Publication Highlights

Need image caption. PHOTO CREDIT: Jessica Van Vaerenbergh, USF CMS graduate student.

Deep-diving gliders capture key ocean data for hurricane forecasting

New NOAA funding means ocean gliders operated by the USF College of Marine Science will help hurricane experts forecast storm intensity in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean.

August 11, 2023News

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