* Fridays at 3:30 PM, MSL Conference Room, (MSL 134)
Note: Some seminars are scheduled for Thursday (3:30PM, MSL 134)
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Our next Tampa Bay Area Marine Science Networking Happy Hour will be this Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 4:30-6:30pm at Angelo's Bar and Grill 536 1st Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701! The event is self pay, they have great happy hour specials on beer, liquor, and wine - and as always there are soft drinks. Park on the street and name tags will be provided. This is our first event in 2017 - kickoff the year with some networking - Find a potential employer/employee or a 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!
2017 Spring Tentative Seminar Schedule
* Fridays at 3:30 PM, MSL Conference Room, (MSL 134)
Jan. 13, 2017
Jan. 20, 2017
Speaker: Karl Havens
Affiliation: University of Florida/Florida Sea Grant
Title: Florida Sea Grant College Program Overview
Host: Philip Kramer (FIO)
Jan. 27, 2017
Speaker: Ke Chen
Affiliation: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Title: Heat Balance and Temperature Variability in the Northeast US Coastal Ocean
Host: Yun Li
Feb. 3, 2017
Speaker: Changsheng Chen
Affiliation: Univ. of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
Title: Downscaling Simulation of Oceanic Responses to Climate Change: A Global-Basin-Coastal-Estuarine Resolving FVCOM System
Host: Chuanmin Hu
Feb. 10, 2017
Speaker: Katie Schreiner
Affiliation: Large Lakes Observatory at the University of Minnesota Duluth
Title: Sources and Reactivity of Terrestrial Organic Carbon to the Colville River Delta, Beaufort Sea, Alaska
Host: Brad E. Rosenheim
Feb. 13, 2017
Speaker: Greg Johnson (note: special date, same time as usual)
Affiliation: NOAA PMEL
Title: Improving Estimates of Earth’s Energy Imbalance
Host: Don Chambers
Feb. 14, 2017
Speaker: Luanne Thompson (note: special date, same time as usual)
Affiliation: University of Washington
Title: Linkages between the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, the Gulf Stream and the Atmosphere: circulation, heat content and air-sea interaction
Host: Amelia Shevenell
Feb. 20, 2017
Speaker/Affiliations: Masanobu Yamamoto (Hokkaido University) & Leonid Polyak (Byrd Polar Research Center, the Ohio State University)
Title: Detection of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation and tropical storm activity during the last 2900 years using Beppu Bay anoxic sediment cores
Host: Brad E. Rosenheim
Feb. 21, 2017
Speaker/Affiliation: Angela Rosenberg, President, ANGARI Foundation, Inc.
Title: Announcing ANGARI: A New and Innovative Platform for Ocean Research and Public Outreach
Host: Mark E. Luther
Feb. 23, 2017
Speaker: Alan Blumberg
Affiliation: Stevens Institute of Technology
Title: Coastal and Operational Forecasting Research at The Davidson Laboratory
Host: Robert Weisberg
Mar. 2, 2017
Speaker: Joel Fodrie
Affiliation: UNC Chapel-Hill
Title: Has warming, oil pollution, and fishing dramatically altered coastal ecosystems in the northern Gulf of Mexico?
Host: Chris Stallings
Mar. 9, 2017
Speaker: Kiho Kim
Affiliation: American University
Title: Nitrogen Dynamics in Tropical Coastal Ecosystems: A Case Study in Guam
Host: Chris Simoniello
Mar. 24 2017
Speaker: Andreas Thurnherr
Affiliation: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory/Columbia University
Title: Vertical Kinetic Energy, Turbulence and Mixing in the Ocean
Host: Xinfeng Liang
Mar. 27 2017
Speaker: Peter Hamilton
Affiliation: NC State University
Title: Recent Gulf of Mexico Loop Current studies performed by BOEM
Host: Robert Weisberg
Mar. 30 2017
Speaker: Stephani Gordon
Affiliation: Open Boat Films, LLC
Title: Science Communication in the current landscape- a filmmakers perspective
Host: Brad Seibel
Apr. 6-7 2017
Eminent Scholars Lecture Series
Apr. 21 2017
Speaker: Allison K. Smith
Affiliation: Univ. Washington
Title: Projections of climate driven changes on blood oxygen affinity in pelagic habitats
Host: Brad Seibel
Apr. 28, 2017
Speaker: Lisa Beal
Affiliation: Univ. of Miami, RSMAS
Title: Broadening not strengthening of the Agulhas Current since the early 1990’s
Host: Mark Luther
USF's Steven Murawski and team to receive $1 Million Grant from National Academies' Gulf Research Program
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - A research team led by University of South Florida College of Marine Science professor Dr. Steven Murawski has been awarded a $1 million grant to explore how oil spills, such as the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) in 2010, impact the economic, ecological and social system aspects of fishing communities.
The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced Thursday a total of $2.1 million in grants. Murawski’s team, which also includes Dr. Claire Paris, a bio-physical modeler from the University of Miami, and an environmental science and policy expert Dr. James Sanchirico from the University of California, will receive the grant funding over two years.
“We are deeply appreciative of the grant by the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies to pursue this important research. Our team represents expertise in biology, economics and oceanography and will provide information relevant to assess these real-world problems,” said Murawski.
The DWH spill released approximately two million barrels of oil into the water, resulting in significant impacts on coastal communities, especially in the western and northern Gulf, where many towns are co-dependent on both commercial fishing and the petroleum industries. Concern for the integrity and safety of the seafood supply during the DWH spill resulted in large-scale fishery closures, causing fishers to either travel long distances from ports to reach open grounds or re-locate to other ports adjacent to open fishing areas.
Using high-resolution, fishery-dependent datasets, Murawski’s multidisciplinary team will identify how individual communities were affected by the DWH spill, specifically those communities in coastal Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Alabama. Working with key fisheries stakeholders and local decision makers, the team plans to identify adaptive strategies that communities could use to mitigate the effects of future oil spills. This project has the potential to transform disaster planning and fisheries management responses to such disasters in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere.
All three Gulf Research Program grants awarded Thursday support projects that will generate new insights, address critical questions, or lead to new approaches to interpreting data by bringing together concepts and methods from different disciplines. The grants also advance study design, tools, models and technologies for assessing human exposure to environmental contaminants, including acute or chronic exposures related to oil spills and other sudden and large-scale environmental disasters, and related impacts on individuals and populations.
“We’re pleased to support innovative scientific syntheses that can help us better understand the interdisciplinary challenges coastal communities face,” said Evonne Tang, GRP's director of external funding opportunities. “The new tools and products that the project teams develop would make existing data usable for stakeholders and decision makers.” The proposals were selected after an external peer-review process. These awards are part of a broad portfolio of GRP funding opportunities outlined at http://www.national-academies.org/gulf/grants.
The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine was established in 2013 as a result of the DWH oil spill. It seeks to improve understanding of the interconnecting human, environmental, and energy systems of the Gulf of Mexico and other U.S. outer continental shelf areas. The program funds studies, projects, and other activities using three broad approaches: research and development, education and training, and environmental monitoring.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are private, nonprofit institutions that provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions related to science, technology, and medicine. The Academies operate under an 1863 congressional charter to the National Academy of Sciences, signed by President Lincoln.
The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is a Top 25 research university among public institutions nationwide in total research expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation. Serving over 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - This collaboration between GOOS BioEco, OBIS and GEOBON MBON will build a unified and globally consistent observing system that will: strengthen the three initiatives; make use of the best available resources; share expertise; and ensure compatibility between outputs and advice from the three initiatives.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - This event recognizes the importance of international engagement across the USF System. During a program led by President Genshaft and USF World administrators, USF recognizes the contributions of staff, faculty, administrators, and students to our global profile. Recipients of the Global Achievement Awards are competitively selected by a panel of their peers and represent the highest standards of scholarship and professionalism. The breakfast event also shines a spotlight on the success of USF’s Faculty Fulbright program and recognizes our incoming Fulbright Scholars from around the world.
Congratulations to Dr. Brian Barnes on representing Dr. Chuanmin Hu's
Optical Oceanography Lab.
Honolulu, HI - Dr. Monica Wolfson Schwehr (M.S. from CMS in 2005) pictured next to Jennifer Brizzolara (M.S. student at CMS) at the start of a UNOLS Chief Scientist Training Cruise with an emphasis on Marine Geology and Geophysics research, December 2-17, 2016, aboard the R/V Sikuliaq during a transit from Honolulu, HI to San Diego, CA.
Click here for more details about the cruise.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Come join us for Holiday Cheer with great food, great neighbors and great friends at the December 16, 2016, Port Food Truck Rally. This month's theme is Ugly Holiday Sweaters.
For more information visit our Facebook page.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - In their most recent issue, Brittany Sheehy, Assistant Director of Academic Affairs published, "Graduate Student Success: A Model that Works."
Brittany’s contribution indicates her commitment to providing quality advising to our students as well as demonstrates her dedication to the profession of advising and the academic success of all students. Her article can be found at Graduate Student Success: A Model that Works.
We are very proud of Brittany and congratulate her on her achievement.
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.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL -
Where: MSL Conference Room (134)
Host: Marcy Cockrell/Murawski Lab