Rising Tides Newsletter - December 2020
In Focus: Tony Greco Retires After 40 Years of Service

We thought it fitting to turn the proverbial microscope on Tony to capture a few reflections before he embarks on his next adventure. Thanks for your service, Tony!
City of St. Petersburg supports USF efforts to further enhance diversity with new pledge to College of Marine Science
Thank you to the City of St. Pete! We held a special event to announce the gift, which you can watch here.
USF and NOAA to launch world-class cooperative ocean mapping center
The USF College of Marine Science was awarded a five-year, $9 million cooperative agreement by NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey to launch the Center for Ocean Mapping and Innovative Technologies (COMIT).
Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match!
NSURP, a new virtual research program for underserved minority students, was a bright spot in 2020 for Mya Breitbart, PhD. “This program really pushed me to realize what’s possible,” said Breitbart, who mentored a student who published his first scientific paper as a result of the program – as an undergrad.
Scientists discover new way to measure turbulence of planets & exoplanets
Results indicate that the rate of energy transfer in Jupiter's atmosphere is four times greater than that in Saturn’s, which is mind-boggling considering the total kinetic energy of Saturn is about 10 times that of Jupiter.

Where in the world are USF marine scientists? Take a look at our new map, which offers a snapshot of our global research portfolio.
Congratulations & Awards
  • Congratulations, Brad Seibel, PhD, whose work on ocean deoxygenation is featured by the World Economic Forum!

  • Congratulations, Brian Barnes, PhD! His project using satellite and in situ data to understand long-term water quality trends in Biscayne Bay has been selected for funding by the EPA. This is Brian’s 11th project since 2016, and he’s served as principal investigator on five of these projects, which total about $2 million in funding.

  • Congrats, MSAC and CMS community! The CMS community donated $1,175 to MSAC’s virtual fundraiser in November to help feed families in need in Tampa Bay – far exceeding the original goal. Feeding Tampa Bay estimates this amount can provide weekend meals for 235 school children, or possibly feed five children for an entire year. Great job, MSAC! What an awesome and generous comunity; thanks to all for making it happen.
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