PhD student Liz Fahsbender selected for NSF EAPSI Fellowship in Japan

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - PhD student Liz Fahsbender was selected to participate in the highly competitive NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) program, where she will study the viruses found in ticks alongside researchers at Hokkaido University in Japan this summer.

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 ( 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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USF College of Marine Science Celebrates Clam Bayou Marine Education Center

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Among the many accomplishments the USF College of Marine Science will celebrate this week as it marks its 50th anniversary is the creation of its Clam Bayou Marine Education Center, where hundreds of children and adult learners convene each year to learn about the wonders beneath Florida’s waters.

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Marine Science Happy Hour Networking - Apr. 5 2017

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Today, Wednesday, April 5th  5-7pm is our next Tampa Bay Area Marine Science Networking Happy Hour.  Today we will be at The Tavern at Bayboro 120 6th Ave S St Petersburg FL 33701.  This event is in conjunction with the USF College of Marine Science 50th Anniversary celebration so there will be increased opportunity to network with ocean science alumni from around the world.  The event is self pay and name tags will be provided. 

Parking will likely be a challenge here - there are paid meters on the street along both sides of 1st Ave S and along 8th Ave SE, there is also some parking in the specially designated spaces in the Tavern's lot or you can also find visitor parking in the USF garage on the north side of 6th Ave S and 3rd St across from the USF Student Center - this is 1.5 blocks due west of the Tavern.  Find a potential employer or collaborator, a new grad student, a new major professor or just meet other science professionals outside your office, because networking is not just for when you are not working. Please share this notice and join us - and bring your ocean science professional friends and colleagues. 

50 Years of Advancing Ocean Education

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - You are invited to join the University of South Florida College of Marine Science in celebrating 50 years of advancing ocean education, research and innovation in downtown St. Petersburg, FL. Alumni, faculty and friends from across the U.S. and around the world will come together to honor the past, celebrate the present, embrace the future.

The 50th celebration will be held April 5-8, 2017 at the C.W. Bill Young Marine Science Complex along the Bayboro Waterfront. Seminars, plenaries and special events will include Alumni and friends from across the globe. A variety of family friendly field trips and activities have been planned. Bring your family for some fun in the sun!

50 Years of Advancing Ocean Education Website

Last modified on Saturday, 08 April 2017 12:09

Wonders of a Marine National Monument

Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument - Research vessel Okeanos Explorer has been collecting data and videos in the ocean and some of the astonishing creatures that live there.

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C-IMAGE 10 minute podcast series now available on iTunes

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Download C-IMAGE full podcast series, The Loop, now available on iTunes. Learn about the studies and initiatives of C-IMAGE in 10-minute episodes covering excursions into the Gulf, 'deep-sea in a can' experiments, and predicting spill impacts on ecosystems.

Download C-IMAGE podcast series on iTUNES

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Summer Fun - Oceanography Camp for Girls - Be A Science Mentor or Sr. Counselor

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Just a reminder that this week is the deadline to apply for the Oceanography Camp for Girls as a Science Mentor (graduate students) or Senior Counselor (undergraduate students). Anyone who plans to participate in the OCG at any level needs to complete an application (field trips, labs, tours, etc.) and will complete a Level 2 Background Check. 

For additional information please contact Teresa Greely or Angela Lodge.

OCG Science Mentor Application 2017

OCG Senior Counselor Application 2017

OCG Activities Calendar 2017

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Science Communication in the current landscape- a filmmakers perspective


Speaker: Stephani Gordon

Affiliation: Open Boat Films, LLC

Seminar Title: Science Communication in the current landscape- a filmmakers perspective

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

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Brad Seibel

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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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