The University of South Florida College of Marine Science is a research intensive graduate college aimed at understanding the ocean’s impact on humans, and vice versa, and at providing solutions to make these impacts as positive as possible.

  • Focused on interdisciplinary research in marine science at the graduate level including the fields of biological, chemical, physical, and geographical oceanography, as well as Marine Resource Assessment.
    • 13 labs
    • 4 Ocean Modeling, Ocean Sensors, and Real-Time Data Systems
    • Receives on average $21 million/year in research funding.
  • Institute for Marine Remote Sensing
    • Focuses on the analysis of digital data obtained by satellite and airborne sensors, and on the development of applications of these data at local, regional, and global scales to provide a better understanding of the world oceans on a large spatial and temporal scale.
  • Center for Ocean Technology
    • Provides development engineering expertise and at-sea support to the College of Marine Science and is dedicated to advancing technology in oceanographic research through active collaboration with the College.
    • Has been instrumental in the development of leading-edge biological, chemical, and physical oceanographic sensors.

Learn more about USF College of Marine Science.

  • NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office
    • Responsible for the stewardship of ocean resources and habitat
    • Focuses on ensuring productive and sustainable fisheries, safe seafood sources, recovery and conservation of protected resources, and healthier ecosystems

Learn more about NOAA in St. Petersburg.

  • St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
    • Investigates scientific processes related to societal problems related to coastal and marine environments and societal implications related to natural hazards, resource sustainability, and environmental change.

Learn more about USGS in St. Petersburg.

  • State-wide research programs focused on obtaining wide ranging information needed by fish, wildlife, and ecosystem resource managers.
  • Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
    • Assessment and restoration of ecosystems, studies of freshwater and marine fisheries, aquatic and terrestrial wildlife, imperiled species, and red tides.

Learn more about research at Florida FWC.

  • Sensing & Domain Awareness Laboratory
  • R&D of in situ Sensors & Instruments for applications in air/ocean/space
    • Engineering Research & Development from Science to Product
    • Industry-leading small SWaP extreme environment sensors for chemical/biological analysis in water/air/space
      • Unmanned ocean platforms, unmanned aerial vehicles, industrial sensors, remote fixed environmental monitors, space exploration platforms, chemical tagging/detection
    • Optical targeting and tagging/tracking systems
    • Licensing IP to Partners, with Integration Support
  • R&D of Ocean Systems, with Worldwide Marine Operations for Integration & Test Support
    • SRI/MSS is an unbiased prime contractor for early concept definition and platform/element selection phases on new system development programs
    • Broad ocean systems development, integration, & test capability for missions including environmental awareness, oil & gas applications, and defense/security
    • Technology expertise & unique sensor tools for Autonomous Air/Surface/Underwater Vehicles and Space systems
    • Cost-effective facilities, equipment, staff, and ocean test range for marine operations
    • Unmanned vehicle integration and data PED software expertise backed up by greater-SRI software, autonomy, RF communications, bioscience, and robotics resources
  • Research & Discovery: Ocean environmental science
    • Strong international reputation for ocean environmental science expertise
  • Enterprise software development & sensor fusion for domain awareness centers

Learn more about SRI International.

Provides a central shared-use infrastructure to support the state’s ocean and marine science education and research programs.

2 State of Florida research vessels

Recently led national effort in scientific assessment of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

GOMURC (Gulf of Mexico University Research Consortium)

Unites the marine-related, University-based consortium located in each of the Gulf States, representing 77 public and private universities.

Enhances Gulf of Mexico coastal marine science, oceanography and related management programs through communications, education, research, and public outreach; promotes activities of educators, scientists, and agencies responding to state, regional, national, and international issues; and advocates for Gulf science and education with policy-makers.

Learn more about FIO.

Aiming to elevate journalism, Poynter reaches thousands of journalists around the world through a combination of seminars and e-learning courses.

Trained journalists from 126 countries in 2015

Maintains training partnerships with more than 20 major media organizations, including Gannett, Google, National Geographic and Univision.

The Innovation Lab @ Poynter

Provides co-working space to small, local startups.

Learn more about The Poynter Institute.

Conducts pediatric medical education and clinical research to help provide world-class care in more than 50 pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties.

Hosts over 300 IRB studies.

Began a collaborative and innovative pediatric residency program with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine on July 2014.

Leading Institutes

Maternal, Fetal & Neonatal Institute

Institute for Brain Protection Sciences

Heart Institute

Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute

Research and education center under construction, aimed at finding new discoveries and treatments for childhood diseases.

7 floors and 225,000 square feet, with an auditorium that can seat 250 people.

Will provide a simulation lab and the state’s only pediatric biorepository.

Learn more about Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg, commonly known as USF St. Pete, is a separately accredited institution in the University of South Florida System, located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Key assets for the St. Pete Innovation District include:

  • Kate Tiedemann College of Business

Accredited by AACSB International for both business and accounting, a double distinction held by only 1% of business schools globally.

  • Center for Science & Policy Applications for the Coastal Environment (C-SPACE)

Researches problems affecting coastal areas, with a focus on Florida’s Gulf Coast, pertaining to freshwater, water-borne pollutants, and management and policy of coastal freshwater and marine ecosystems.

  • Nelson Poynter Memorial Library

Learn more about USFSP.