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About Our Research

When studying under an EOAS professor, your research may take place here in Florida, or in locations around the world, such as Antarctica, the Southern Ocean, South America, Asia, or Europe.


  • Mapping and mining gas hydrates — possibly a new source of energy
  • Modeling of the global carbon cycle
  • Interdisciplinary research combining hydrodynamics, biogeochemistry, and microbiology
  • Comprehensive oceanic and atmospheric numerical modeling activities
  • Mapping out the changes in carbon dioxide in the oceans resulting from man’s input of CO2 to the atmosphere as a member of the CLIVAR/CO2 Repeat Hydrography project.
  • Creating an innovative ocean modeling program, used to study dynamic ocean processes and the ocean’s response to storms
  • Studying coastal environments as filter systems


  • Planetary-scale atmospheric dynamics
  • Air/sea interaction
  • Boundary-layer meteorology
  • Dynamics of global mass circulation
  • Climate variability and change
  • Tropical meteorology
  • Marine climatology
  • Remote sensing
  • Vegetation-atmosphere interaction
  • Thermodynamics
  • Cloud Physics
  • Synoptic and Mesometeorology
  • Cyclone genesis and development
  • Statistical and numerical weather prediction
  • Historical and paleoclimatology


  • Geochemistry
  • Marine Geology
  • Climate Change
  • Tectonics of conergent margin systems
  • Structural geology
  • Sedimentology / Stratigraphy
  • Cosmochemistry
  • Isotope systematics
  • Paleoclimate
  • Paleoecology
  • Invertebrate Paleontology
  • Biostratigraphy, particularly for Diatoms and Calcareous Nannofossils
  • Marine Geology, near-shore to deep sea
  • Antarctic Marine Geology plus the NSF-OPP National Core Repository

EOAS Research Spans the Globe

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Research & Education Cooperative Agreement with Pwani University College, Kenya

An international research and educational cooperation agreement was recently established through the Oceanography Program of the EOAS department, between Pwani University College (Kenya) and FSU.

Potential areas available for cooperation include but are not limited to those found within Pwani’s five Schools (as well as those within its various institutional affiliates):

  • Environmental Studies & Human Sciences
  • Education
  • Business
  • Pure & Applied Sciences
  • Humanities & Social Sciences

In addition to the above, Pwani University College is also in the process of developing new programs (Masters and PhD) in Aquatic Sciences (Marine Science and Oceanography) and Health Sciences, envisaged to start later in 2012.

Anyone interested in participating in this exciting newly established international research and educational experience are encouraged to contact either Ben Mwashote, PhD, or Bill Landing, Professor.

For more detailed information on research, educational and collaboration activities for Pwani University and it’s affiliates, visit

Visit the FSU Center for Global and Cultural Engagment for more information on the Pwani/FSU agreement.