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Detailed numerical modelling of fluid flow and morphodynamics with OpenFoam

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Speaker: Dr. Niels Jacobson

Affiliation: Deltares

Seminar Title: Detailed numerical modelling of fluid flow and morphodynamics with OpenFoam

When: Sept. 15, 2016 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Patricia (Soupy) Dalyander (USGS)

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Detection of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation and tropical storm activity during the last 2900 years using Beppu Bay anoxic sediment cores

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Speakers/Affiliations: Masanobu Yamamoto (Hokkaido University) & Leonid Polyak (Byrd Polar Research Center, the Ohio State University)

Seminar Title: Detection of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation and tropical storm activity during the last 2900 years using Beppu Bay anoxic sediment cores

When: Feb. 20, 2017 3:00pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Brad E. Rosenheim

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Developing the Capacity to Generate Coastal and Shallow‐Water Basemaps for Tropical Island Nations and Territories of the Pacific

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the University of South Florida College of Marine Science, through Dr. Frank Muller-Karger, has partnered with researchers at the University of Fiji to map coral reefs at two study sites in Fiji using satellite imagery, field surveys, and local knowledge from the native Fijian villagers who have used the resources of these habitats for centuries. In addition to creating high-resolution benthic habitat maps, the purpose of this project is to train Fijian researchers to conduct reef-monitoring research and build their capacity to carry out long-term habitat conservation goals. During the summer of 2016, USF Ph.D. candidate Matt McCarthy traveled to Fiji for 4 weeks to train Fijian personnel in reef-assessment field work and satellite-imagery mapping. The on-going project should establish a baseline from which future monitoring may be done to evaluate changes in Fijian reefs, and help guide management of these vital resources.

Device that detects faux fish is catching on

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - The market is showing an interest in technology developed through the University of South Florida that can instantly determine whether a grouper is really a grouper. In the future, similar technology may signal whether wild-caught shrimp, tuna and red snapper live up to their claims, and even whether that glop floating offshore is really an example of the scourge known as red tide.

A USF professor and former graduate student obtained a patent last year on GrouperChek, a test that identifies the target gene in grouper to determine whether it’s actually grouper or a common substitute such as tilapia or catfish.

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Downscaling Simulation of Oceanic Responses to Climate Change

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Speaker: Changsheng Chen

Affiliation: Univ. of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

Seminar Title: Downscaling Simulation of Oceanic Responses to Climate Change: A Global-Basin-Coastal-Estuarine Resolving FVCOM System

When: Feb. 3, 2017 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Chuanmin Hu

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Dr Tim Conway awarded USF New Researcher Grant

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Dr Tim Conway, a new Chemical Oceanography Faculty member at USF College of Marine Science and School of Geosciences, has received a USF New Researcher Grant from USF Office of Research and Innovation (April 2017), entitled "Investigating the influence of the Gulf Stream System on micronutrient cycling in the North Atlantic Ocean".

This grant will fund a biogeochemistry cruise onboard RV ANGARI transecting the Southern Gulf Stream Jet from Florida to the Bahamas, working with the ANGARI non-profit foundation (http://angari.org/) to educate the public about ocean issues and communicate results from the cruise. The scientists on board from Conway's MarMITE laboratory and Dr Kristen Buck's group at CMS will investigate the distribution and biogeochemical cycling of metals such as iron and zinc, metals which are vital trace nutrients for marine organisms. Overall, the project aims to better understand the importance of the gulf stream in providing connections in trace metal cycling between the Gulf of Mexico, the loop current and the North Atlantic Ocean - especially important in the light of events such as oil spills in the Gulf.

This project will also be the first to make use of CMS' new multi-collector mass spectrometer (Thermo Neptune Plus) recently acquired as part of the new Tampa Bay Plasma Facility in the College of Marine Science at USF. This new instrument will allow us to measure tiny variations in the isotopic ratios of the trace metals even at the vanishingly-small concentrations of these metals in seawater.

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Drawn to the Sea: Florida Women in Marine Science

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - A short film developed as part of Julie Meyer's 2015 L'Oreal USA For Women in Science fellowship. This video prominently features several people from our the College of Marine Science and the St Pete community and highlights diversity of scientists at USFCMS.

Last modified on Thursday, 11 May 2017 18:13

Evaluating impacts from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Cam Ainsworth's laboratory is evaluating impacts from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the biota and fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico.  A key aspect to this study is using the 1979 IXTOC oil spill as an analog to understand long-term consequences of the spill and mitigation decisions.  His lab is also developing next generation tools and strategies for ecosystem-based fisheries management in the United States.  Efforts include evaluation of potential management instruments such as harvest control rules, marine protected areas and artificial reefs.  Cam Ainsworth and his students and staff use a range of statistical, agent-based, and box models to consider the interplay between physics, chemistry and biology of the oceans.

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Examining groundwater connections between the Mississippi River and adjacent deltaic wetlands in Louisiana

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Speaker: Dr. Jaye Cable

Affiliation: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Seminar Title: Examining groundwater connections between the Mississippi River and adjacent deltaic wetlands in Louisiana

When: April 22, 2016 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Christopher Smith (USGS)

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Last modified on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 20:10

Expedition 356: Indonesian Throughflow Live Video Broadcast

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - One of our own PhD candidates has been chosen to sail on the Integrated Ocean Discovery Program’s (IODP) drill ship, R/V JOIDES Resolution. Christian Haller will be sailing as a micro paleontologist/biostratigrapher on the 60 day cruise to examine the paleoceanography of the Indonesian Throughflow.

He will be broadcasting their real time scientific results as well as other topics such as life on board one of the largest (145 m long) and most unusual research vessels in the world. It is an honor to be chosen to fill one of the scientific positions especially for a graduate student. He will be joining about 26 mostly more senior scientists from approximately 10 different countries making his experience a truly international one. 

Click on the link below to fill out the live video broadcast request form. 

http://bit.ly/1K45rSw

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Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - An essential component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) mission is to enhance ocean science literacy and enhance understanding why it is important to explore our little-known ocean world. To help fulfill this mission, the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection was developed to encourage educators and their students to become engaged with expeditions and discoveries made by the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer—America’s first Federal ship dedicated to ocean exploration.

Educators are invited to join NOAA OER facilitators to learn Why We Explore (Volume 1) and How We Explore (Volume 2) the deep ocean. Participants will learn about the importance of ocean exploration and the advanced technological capabilities of the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer used to explore the deep ocean. This 7-hour professional development will introduce standards-based, handson activities and online resources that guide classroom teaching and learning. Ocean health, sophisticated underwater mapping technologies, unique deep-sea ecosystems, remotely operated vehicles and telepresence are just a few of the topics covered.

Registration is required and space is limited. Educators will receive the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection Volume 1: Why Do We Explore? and Volume 2: How Do We Explore?, additional resources and a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation. Continental breakfast, lunch and a $75 stipend will be provided.

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Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA Professional Development Workshop

ST. PETESRBURG, FL - Join us Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 8:00am - 4:00pm for a Professional Development Workshop for Educators of Grades 6-12.

Educators are invited to join NOAA OER staff to learn more about the importance of ocean exploration, current exploration technologies, and recent deep-sea discoveries. This full day Professional Development workshop will introduce standards-based, hands-on activities and other resources that guide classroom teaching and learning. Ocean health, unique underwater habitats, underwater mapping and remotely-operated vehicles are just a few of the topics to be addressed.

To Register Click Here

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Extreme temperatures in southeast Asia caused by El Niño and worsened by global warming

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Speakers/Affiliations: Kaustubh Thirumalai, Brown University

Seminar Title: Extreme temperatures in southeast Asia caused by El Niño and worsened by global warming

When: July 20, 2017 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Julie Richey

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Extreme temperatures in southeast Asia caused by El Niño and worsened by global warming

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Speakers/Affiliations: Kaustubh Thirumalai, Brown University

Seminar Title: Extreme temperatures in southeast Asia caused by El Niño and worsened by global warming

When: July 20, 2017 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Julie Richey

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Fall 2015 Registration & Graduation Deadlines

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Registration for the Fall Term is open. Please find the most updated schedule attached. Also attached, you will find details to specific deadlines for those of you who plan to graduate.

  • If you are planning to graduate or would like to have a graduation check, please email Brittany and let her know or set-up an advising appointment to make sure you have all your documentation necessary to apply and graduate: Bsheehy@usf.edu 
  • Students who plan to graduate in Fall 2015 must complete and submit their Graduation Application online. Please give yourself an earlier deadline to address any potential obstacles. When you are ready to begin the survey and apply, login into OASIS using your Net ID and self-assigned password, then click on the Student menu and select Apply for Graduation.
  • Any student who completes the graduation survey and applies after the published deadline is not guaranteed being named in the commencement brochure. Applying late may also possibly prevent the application from being processed in time for the degree to be awarded until the next semester, even if all degree requirements are met. In order for a degree statement to appear on your academic record, a graduation survey and application must be submitted whether or not participation in the commencement ceremony is desired. To register to participate in the commencement exercises, contact the Office of Special Events & Ceremonies at http://system.usf.edu/special-events-and-ceremonies/index.asp.
  • Notify your faculty advisor, if you are planning on participating in hooding during commencement.
  • Please review additional deadlines for the Fall below:

Graduation Deadlines

Fall 2015 Course Schedule

August 21: Last day to register for fall without late fees

August 28: Last for Drop/Add of Courses and Tuition Due

September 18: Graduation Application is Due

October 23: Tuition/Fees due for those who have Deferrments

October 31: Last to withdrawal from a coure and receive a “W”

 

Please contact Brittany Sheehy if you have any questions about the process at 727-553-3944.

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Flesh Eating Bacteria

ST. PETESBURG, FL - The Knight Oceanographic Research Center and Dr. Robert Ulrich from the College of Marine Science was recently interviewed by WUSF, regarding a dangerous bacteria that lives in the warm summer waters of Tampa Bay, Florida and the southern U.S. It is a public health problem few have heard about. 

Last modified on Thursday, 04 February 2016 15:44

Florida Frontiers: The Geologic History of Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Florida used to be located at the South Pole.

As part of the continent Gondwana 650 million years ago, the foundation of Florida was tucked between the land masses that would become South America and Africa. The rest of eastern North America was then part of another continent called Laurentia. As the Earth’s tectonic plates shifted, the basement rocks of our modern continents moved across the globe.

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Last modified on Friday, 02 December 2016 15:48

Florida Marine Science Symposium Live

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Watch the Florida Marine Science Symposium Live. The two livestreams can be found on FIO's YouTube channel and on the USFCMS's YouTube channel.

FIO Livestream: https://youtu.be/2uOqSsyKoeU

USFCMS Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/USFMarineScience

Last modified on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 14:48

Florida scientists encouraging President Trump to maintain earth science programs

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Florida Scientists send an open letter for the third time in six months to President Trump encouraging him to maintain the earth science programs at NASA and NOAA.  Listen to Frank Muller-Karger’s interview here.

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Florida scientists fear hurricane forecasts, climate research will suffer under Trump

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - A growing chorus of scientists is raising the alarm over reports of Trump administration budgets cuts that would affect climate change research and hurricane forecasting.

On Monday, March 13, 2017, 32 Florida scientists sent a letter to the president voicing worry over reports that the Department of Commerce, which overseas the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has proposed cutting 17 percent from its budget, with the nation’s network of satellites taking the biggest hit. The satellites include a system of polar orbiters that provide critical data from the top and bottom of the planet and help scientists understand two of the biggest threats facing the peninsula.

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Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article138301783.html#storylink=cpy

Florida Sea Grant College Program Overview

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Speaker: Karl Havens

Affiliation: University of Florida/Florida Sea Grant

Seminar Title: Florida Sea Grant College Program Overview

When: Jan. 20, 2017 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Philip Kramer (FIO)

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Last modified on Tuesday, 17 January 2017 11:23

Follow The Oceanography Camp for Girls Blog

ST PETERSBURG, FL - On Day One, we examined several fish species local to Tampa Bay, including Red Drum, Silver Trout, Leopard Sea Robins, and much more! Campers explored the external features/characteristics of each fish to gain insight on how the particular species lives, and therefore, how it interacts with its environment and other species. 
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