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.

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Stella and Sam: a pair of gliders on a mission

Stella and Sam: a pair of gliders on a mission

Earlier this month (laboring through Labor Day weekend), staff and students from the Center for Ocean Mapping and Innovative Technologies (COMIT) at the USF College of Marine Science (CMS) sailed aboard the R/V WT Hogarth to collect data in support of a potpourri of...

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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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Uncrewed Systems

Improving the efficiency of seafloor mapping efforts via advanced technology and processing algorithms.

Geodetic Observations

Developing tools for high precision measurements of the seafloor in coastal zones.

Applied Hydrography

Increasing capacity to rapidly respond to coastal impacts and changes.

Forecasting and Remote Sensing

Resolving complexity of spatial and temporal scales for hydrodynamic modeling in nearshore environments.

Professional Development

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.