Coastal and Operational Forecasting Research at The Davidson Laboratory

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Speakers/Affiliations: Alan Blumberg, Stevens Institute of Technology

Seminar Title: Coastal and Operational Forecasting Research at The Davidson Laboratory

When: Feb. 23, 2017 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Robert Weisberg

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Announcing ANGARI: A New and Innovative Platform for Ocean Research and Public Outreach

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Speakers/Affiliations: Angela Rosenberg, President, ANGARI Foundation, Inc.

Seminar Title: Announcing ANGARI: A New and Innovative Platform for Ocean Research and Public Outreach

When: Feb. 21, 2017 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Mark Luther

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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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SALSA - C and life in Antarctic subglacial lakes

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - NSF has funded USF College of Marine Science researchers to probe the nature of organic carbon in the water column and the sediment beneath subglacial Lake Mercer in Antarctica. The lake sites beneath over 1 km of ice and is episodically drained and filled by subglacial flow of water from the Mercer Ice Stream. USF researchers are part of an international group that will probe the lake for life after accessing it through the thick ice sheet. Water chemistry, sedimentary microbes, and the nature of the organic carbon within the sediments will be targeted for information about how life thrives and how carbon is cycled in these remote, isolated ecosystems. Of fundamental importance is analysis of whether marine carbon sources are the basis of life in these lakes as they may have had past incursions of marine water.
The project website is www.salsa-antarctica.org

Susan Snyder receives the 2017 Admiral James Watkins award

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Congratulations to Susan Snyder, CMS Ph.D. student for receiving the 2017 Admiral James Watkins best student paper at the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Conference, last week in New Orleans.  Susan’s talk was titled:  “Forming a Gulf-Wide Dataset of PAH Exposure and Accumulation in Benthic-Dependent Teleosts”. Also, congratulations to all CMS students, researchers and faculty who participated in, and presented talks and posters at the conference.

Linkages between the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, the Gulf Stream and the Atmosphere: circulation, heat content and air-sea interaction

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Speaker: Dr. Luanne Thompson

Affiliation: University of Washington

Seminar Title: Linkages between the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, the Gulf Stream and the Atmosphere: circulation, heat content and air-sea interaction

When: Feb. 14, 2017 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Amelia Shevenell

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Improving Estimates of Earth’s Energy Imbalance

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Speaker: Dr. Greg Johnson

Affiliation: NOAA PMEL

Seminar Title: Improving Estimates of Earth’s Energy Imbalance

When: Feb. 13, 2017 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Don Chambers

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Sources and Reactivity of Terrestrial Organic Carbon

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Speaker: Katie Schreiner

Affiliation: Large Lakes Observatory at the University of Minnesota Duluth

Seminar Title: Sources and Reactivity of Terrestrial Organic Carbon to the Colville River Delta, Beaufort Sea, Alaska

When: Feb. 10, 2017 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Brad E. Rosenheim

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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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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.