Center for Ocean Mapping and Innovative Technologies
Providing NOAA with a world-class mapping center to develop unique technologies to map, identify, and respond to a variety of threats in the world’s ocean and coastal zones.
COMIT Student, Catalina Rubiano’s, Adventure and Exploration on the High-Seas aboard the Okeanos Explorer
Above: COMIT student, Catalina Rubiano, in the mission control room aboard the Okeanos Explorer. Written by, Catalina Rubiano This summer as part of a NOAA Explorer-In-Training internship, I received the incredible opportunity to sail on the NOAA Ship Okeanos...
Tampa Bay Nested Survey Project – Student Blog #3
Me at my desk at CMS, creating digital ecosystems!Written by: Bea Combs-Hintze, PhD student with Drs. David Naar & Steve Murawski. It’s all about Balance – in life, and in modeling I am expecting my first child at the end of the month. (Deep breaths.) Life these...
COMIT Wraps Integrative Topographic and Bathymetric Survey of Lower Tampa Bay
Above: Hobie Boeschenstein from SeaTrac piloting the SP-48. The Center for Ocean Mapping and Innovative Technologies (COMIT), an element of the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science in St. Petersburg, recently completed a four-week field...
What we do
The intended benefits of COMIT will serve a diverse community of constituencies by developing, testing and implementing better, cheaper, and faster approaches to ocean and coastal mapping.
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Improving the efficiency of seafloor mapping efforts via advanced technology and processing algorithms.
Developing tools for high precision measurements of the seafloor in coastal zones.
Forecasting and Remote Sensing
Resolving complexity of spatial and temporal scales for hydrodynamic modeling in nearshore environments.
Capacity building through training modules, certificate programs, graduate coursework, and seminars.
Community engagement via user-ready content and products for the general public and elementary to high school-aged students.