Characterizing coastal turbulence and in situ oceanic particle fields using particle image velocimetry and digital holography

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Speakers/Affiliations: Aditya NayakHarbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University

Seminar Title: Characterizing coastal turbulence and in situ oceanic particle fields using particle image velocimetry and digital holography

When: Mar. 2, 2018 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: David Murphy, USF College of Engineering

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Spoonbill Bowl 2018

CLAM BAYOU - ST. PETERSBURG, FL - The 2018 Spoonbill Bowl was another success. Reigning champion Eastside High School from Gainesville Florida won the 2018 Spoonbill Bowl. The teams from Crystal River, the Academy of Environmental Science's A- team sweeps 2nd place and AES's B-team takes 3rd place. The Sportsmanship award was given to Oviedo High School.  Congratulations to all the participating schools.

Thank you on behalf of Teresa Greely and Angela Lodge for contributing to another successful Spoonbill Bowl Competition. We appreciate every agency or education institution that contributed space, volunteers, financial donations, prizes or complimentary admissions for the teams or volunteers and recruiters to share about college admission and scholarships, with the students. Thank you, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Eckerd College, FMSEA, FWRI, MOTE Marine Labs, New College, NOAA, St. Petersburg College, USFSP, USGS and the University of Florida. We are extremely grateful for the overwhelming support from the administration, faculty, staff and students from our own College of Marine Science.

A wave of thanks to our 2018  Teams Welcome Dinner, Keynote Speaker, Dr. Xinfing Liang, USFCMS Faculty. Besides informing the audience about a topic of which many aren’t very knowledgeable, “How the Ocean Influences Our Weather”, Dr. Liang taught us all a lesson on the importance of perseverance, by sharing his entire presentation amidst the karaoke partying of the venue’s neighbors.

Below are the final competition results. Pictures are attached for all except the Oviedo High School (Sportsmanship Award Winners), because they had to leave early.

  • Eastside took first place for the second consecutive year. 
  • Academy of Environmental Science swept second place, with their A team and third place with their B team.
  • Oviedo High School was voted for this year's Sportsmanship award.
  • Durant High School - winning t-shirt design

 

See pictures of the entire weekend event by clicking on the links below.

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Galapagos Islands: The unique wildlife, geology, and environmental issues

ST. PETERSBURG, FL -

Speakers/Affiliations: Ellen PragerScience and Program Advisor, Celebrity Cruises Galapagos

Seminar Title: Galapagos Islands: The unique wildlife, geology, and environmental issues

When: Feb. 23, 2018 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Don Chambers

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2018 Florida Sea Grant Newell Scholarship

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Alexander Ilich has been selected to receive one of the inaugural 2018 Florida Sea Grant Newell Scholarships. This scholarship provides $1,000 in support of travel to a scientific conference so that Alexander can present his research results and network with colleagues.

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2018 AAAS new fellow Mya Breitbart

Austin, TX - Congratulations to Mya Breitbart, a new 2018 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Examples of areas in which nominees may have made significant contributions are research; teaching; technology; services to professional societies; administration in academe, industry, and government; and communicating and interpreting science to the public.

Fellows are elected annually by the AAAS Council from the list of approved nominations from the Section Steering Groups.

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2018 Sloan Foundation Fellow physical oceanographer Xinfeng Liang

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Congratulations to USF College of Marine Science physical oceanographer Xinfeng Liang, a new 2018 Sloan Foundation Fellow. “The Sloan Research Fellows represent the very best science has to offer," says Sloan President Adam Falk,"... Fellows are quite literally the future of twenty-first century science."

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Column: In the long term, Florida offshore oil drilling is simply irrelevant

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Like it or not, Floridians are being plunged back into the offshore drilling debate. People have painful memories of BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010, an uncontrolled oil and gas catastrophe that lasted 86 days, and even today the scientific community is still examining the consequences of 4.1 million barrels of oil released into the Gulf of Mexico’s collective ecosystems — and its lingering effects.

But there is a key factor that has not been addressed in the debate. Is there anything out there worth going after in the first place?

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Congratulations to Anita Thompson in her selection for the Outstanding Staff Award

TAMPA, FL - Anita Thompson of USFCMS wins an outstanding staff award, but she was also selected as one of two Employees of the Year, which comes with a few perks including a designated parking spot, contributed by Gabor and others.  

Congratulations to Anita for this well deserved recognition.

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Evolutionary and Ecological Dynamics of Extracellular Electron Transfer

ST. PETERSBURG, FL -

Speakers/Affiliations: Jeffrey Gralnick, University of Minnesota

Seminar Title: Evolutionary and Ecological Dynamics of Extracellular Electron Transfer

When: Feb. 16, 2018 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Larry Dishaw (USF Health)

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New Satellite Data Confirm Accelerated Sea Level Rise

TAMPA, FL - Twenty-five years of satellite data prove climate models are correct in predicting that sea levels will rise at an increasing rate.

In a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers found that since 1993, ocean waters have moved up the shore by almost 1 millimeter per decade. That’s on top of the 3 millimeter steady annual increase. This acceleration means we’ll gain an additional millimeter per year for each of the coming decades, potentially doubling what would happen to the sea level by 2100 if the rate of increase was constant.

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