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In a new study published in Science, researchers developed the first global map of chronic oil slicks in the ocean and found that more than 90% of them come from human sources, significantly more than previously reported.
June 16, 2022Research and Innovation
Former chief of U.S. Central Command to lead the University of South Florida’s new Global and National Security Institute
The University of South Florida announced the creation of the Global and National Security Institute, an initiative designed to further place the state of Florida at the forefront of addressing critical issues facing the nation in sectors such as defense, economic and political security, health and human security and infrastructure and environmental security.
June 15, 2022University News
The University of South Florida continues to make tremendous strides in advancing technologies that meet global demand – now ranking No. 1 among U.S. universities for its commitment to industry, innovation and infrastructure – one of the United Nations’ top Sustainable Development Goals.
April 27, 2022University News
USF to launch new Center of Excellence in Environmental and Oceanographic Sciences on the St. Petersburg campus
The University of South Florida is seeking support from the Florida Legislature and the local community to advance a bold new plan for an interdisciplinary center of excellence that will harness the collective power of colleges and departments from throughout the university to address the existential challenges created by climate change, including sea level rise, high tide flooding events and other coastal hazards.
In a study published in Nature, an international team of scientists, including USF College of Marine Science Associate Professor Amelia Shevenell and graduate student Imogen Browne, documented the evolution of Antarctica’s ice sheets about 20 million years ago.
December 15, 2021Research and Innovation
USF launches first mission to map vulnerable coastal areas in Tampa Bay and Gulf of Mexico using a remotely operated ‘uncrewed’ vessel
Lessons learned from the innovative, “nested technology” approach will inform coastal resiliency efforts in Florida and beyond.
December 9, 2021Research and Innovation
USF engineers and marine scientists will work with blue-green “frontline” communities to co-develop a platform for exchanging information that improves public health, environmental quality and the economy.
October 8, 2021Research and Innovation
His expertise in jellyfish is so renowned, Monty Graham, director of the Florida Institute of Oceanography and professor of integrative biology at USF, has a new species of jellyfish bearing his name – the Aurelia montyi.
September 17, 2021Research and Innovation
USF marine scientists have used NASA satellite imagery to detect a Sargassum bloom in the Caribbean, central west Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico that's nearly the same size as the record-breaking bloom discovered in 2018.
July 1, 2021Research and Innovation
University of South Florida College of Marine Science researchers have shared their initial findings of how the Tampa Bay ecosystem has responded to the controlled discharges of nutrient-rich wastewater released from the retired Piney Point fertilizer processing plant.
May 24, 2021Research and Innovation
A computer model initially developed by the University of South Florida College of Marine Science to track red tide and ocean currents has quickly been adapted and is now being used to support the efforts to understand the transport, transformation and fate of contaminants in wastewater released into Tampa Bay from the retired Piney Point fertilizer plant.
April 14, 2021Research and Innovation
A team of scientists from the University of South Florida College of Marine Science have embarked on the first research cruise in Tampa Bay dedicated to studying the environmental impacts of the recent breach at a retired fertilizer processing plant at Piney Point in Manatee County, Florida.
April 8, 2021Research and Innovation