Why Do We Explore? Professional Development Series Event

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Professional Development Series Event - Part One for Educators of Grades 5-12

WHEN:  Saturday, October 4, 2014 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

In Partnership with University of South Florida, College of Marine Science and Hosted by the Clam Bayou Marine Education Center St. Petersburg, Florida.


An essential component of the NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) mission is to enhance ocean science literacy and to build interest in careers that support ocean-related work. To help fulfill this mission, the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection was developed to encourage educators and students to become engaged in real time with the voyages and discoveries of the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer - America’s first Federal ship dedicated to Ocean Exploration.

Join NOAA OER Facilitator Melissa Ryan, as you are introduced to Volume 1 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection: Why Do We Explore? Participants will learn how to use standards based lessons and other online resources that guide classroom inquiries into important reasons for ocean exploration including Climate Change, Energy, Ocean Health and Human Health. This is Part One of a two-part professional development series. Part Two will be offered at a later date.

Registration is required and space is limited. Educators attending the full day will receive Volume 1 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection, Why Do We Explore?, other resources, a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation, a continental breakfast and lunch. Those educators attending Part One and Part Two will receive a $100 stipend.

Registration deadline is September 12, 2014


Contact Angela Lodge at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for registration form.
Return it to her by email or fax it to her attention at 727-552-2581.

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Welcome back new and returning CMS students

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Today we are welcoming our new and returning students to the College of Marine Science.  Welcome back students.  Go Bulls!

JOIDES Resolution is inviting you to a Zoom meeting

ST. PETERSBURG - JOIDES Resolution has arrived at their destination and are setting up to drill their first holes at site BON-2A.  This first webcast is for general audiences, and will basically be a tour of the JR and its labs and facilities. 

Time: Aug 20, 2014 10:00 PM (GMT+09:00) Tokyo (August 20, 9:00am, EST time)

Where: Dean's Conference Room (KRC 3111)

Join the event on Facebook.

Framework for a Marine Biodiversity Observing Network

ST. PETERSBURG - The most recent issue of Oceanography includes a paper by a team of marine scientists from around the nation on a framework for a Marine Biodiversity Observing Network (MBON). The keys to building an effective MBON will be to:

  1. Determine the minimum set of observations needed to define ocean biodiversity, and
  2. Establish connections between existing international ecological time-series programs and standardize methodologies to enable comparison of data.

Authors - Frank E. Muller-KargerMya Breitbart and Enrique Montes.

Read the full article

Shark Week Special: Jawesome at the Dali

ST. PETERSBURG - USF College of Arts and Sciences' Trailblazers Series hits the road this coming Shark Week in St. Pete.  This amazing event if free.  Join us for our first Road Scholars event with Professor Phil Motta presenting a Jawesome lecture on Shark and Fish Research.  This event takes place Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 7 PM at the Dali Museum.  In partnership with the USF College of Marine Science and the Poynter Institute.  Please RSVP for this event. 

The Art of Experimentation, A profile: Patrick Schwing

ST. PETERSBURG - Mind Open Media reporter David Levin sits down with C-IMAGE post-doc Patrick Schwing from the University of South Florida.  Dr. Schwing studies benthic foraminifera from the Gulf of Mexico and uses these single-celled organisms to tell us something about the health of the seafloor.

Learn more about C-IMAGE.

USF’s Slocum Glider Bass collecting Red Tide bloom data

ST. PETERSBURG -  USF's Slocum Glider BASS is currently swimming along the WFS and is collecting/sending real time data on the Red Tide bloom.  

Click on the link to view the SECOORA interactive map.

Read the Bay News 9 article.

Watch the ABC action news video.

Red tide resources

AGU Ocean Sciences Section Newsletter: August 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Below is a list of new AGU Fellows, including Lee Kump who is a USF Marine Science graduate. Please follow this link to see the full version online: Read the full version here.

Tampa Bay Marine Science Networking Happy Hour

ST. PETERSBURG - The next Tampa Bay Marine Science Networking Happy Hour will be Tuesday, August 12th from 4:30-6:30pm at The Hollander Hotel Tap Room, 421 4th Ave N, St Petersburg, FL 33701. Everyone pays for themselves but they do accept credit cards. Its $3 draft Tuesday and they have over 20 craft beers on tap - including several local breweries - and they have other drinks and delicious food too. Onsite and street parking is available or you can park in a nearby garage.

Nametags will be provided and you may want to bring business cards to share. If you are looking to hire, or in search of a new opportunity, plan to attend. Please feel free to share this invitation with others who may be interested in attending.

You may sign up for the networking event on the USF alumni page or join us on our events page on Facebook.

USFCMS Rising Tides, v2 - Summer 2014

ST. PETERSBURG - Welcome to the University of South Florida's College of Marine Science (CMS) second Newsletter, Rising Tides.  To sign up for the newsletter and future events please click on the following sign up link.

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