Rising Tides Newsletter - February 2021
In honor of the month of love, this was your all-time most-loved image on Instagram recently.

"Remembering the days BEFORE social distancing when CMS students and staff (and a visitor) pose for a picture outside in 2019. We are looking forward to safely returning to group photos and standing within 6 ft. of each other. Until then, stay safe CMS!"
USF receives $3 million gift to benefit the College of Marine Science
“This gift is a wonderful way to strengthen the legacy of Anne and her husband Werner’s impact. With her passing, the College lost a champion and friend,” said Jackie Dixon, PhD, CMS professor and former dean.
Miss campus? We do, too.
And that’s why we produced a fun 360 tour showcasing just a few gems on our campus. Thanks to our host, alum Sarah Grasty, and a special thanks to Future Vision Media for providing VR/360 production support to make this possible.
 WOW! OCG turns 30!
Calling all OCG alums! Drop Kristen Kusek a line if you have a story to share about the Oceanography Camp for Girls led by Teresa Greely, PhD, and oh-so-many graduate student mentors through the years. We’re collecting them for a special commemorative project.
The Heroes Among Us
ICYMI: USF Magazine’s winter issue highlighted just a few of the heroes among us during these unprecedented times. Check out p. 34 to see the three leaders our College community voted to the top of the list!
In the last issue we told you about the new Center for Ocean Mapping & Innovative Technologies (COMIT). Be sure to check out the new website and sign up for the COMIT newsletter on the homepage.
A Puppet Show on a Chilly COVID-safe Calibration Cruise?
“We are already learning how to create maps of fish or plankton biomass with vessel-based sonars. If we can do the same with robotic platforms like the gliders at a fraction of the cost, we can provide fisheries researchers with new sources of data to aid their planning,” said Chad Lembke.
Congratulations & Awards
  • Congrats to this year’s cohort of grad students who shared their research topics and rocked the Q&A session after the event. Enjoy their presentations! 
  • Congrats to Boris Galperin, PhD, whose work on turbulence was featured in Advances in Engineering.
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