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


 Executive Committee

 Investigators (2005 -2009)

 Past Projects (2005 - 2009)


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Any question?
Please contact:
Dr. Bob Wang

Phone: (727) 873-4869
Fax: (727) 873-4526

Last update: August 30, 2006



Principal Investigator (PI): Dr. Melanie Riedinger-Whitmore

140 7th Avenue S.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Tel: (727) 873-4971        Fax: (727) 873-4526
Recent Events:

- Final Report 2005-2009

- Annual Report 2007-2008

- Science & the Media Conference 2008

USFSP lake image. shoreline image. Little Lake Jackson. HPLC USFSP Library

The Center for Science and Policy Applications for Coastal Environment (C-SPACE) was created in 2005 with funding from the National Center for Environmental Research of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Dr. Chris D'Elia and Dr. Jim Gore served as co-directors of the center until 2009. The current director of the center is Dr. Melanie Riedinger-Whitmore.
C-SPACE provides a framework for collaboration between USF St. Petersburg researchers and colleagues at the USF College of Marine Science, the Center for Coastal & Watershed Studies of the U.S. Geological Survey, the Southeast Fisheries Science Center of the National Marine Fisheries Service/NOAA, and the State’s Florida Wildlife Research Institute, all of which are also located on USF St. Petersburg.

The primary aim of this Center is to undertake research on problems affecting coastal areas, with an initial focus on Florida’s Gulf Coast. C-SPACE conducts interdisciplinary research within the following general areas:

  • the use, supply, and quality of freshwater;
  • the fate, effects, assessment and remediation of water-borne pollutants;
  • water quality and quantity driven changes in inland and coastal ecosystems; and
  • management and policy of coastal freshwater and marine ecosystems.


Graduate Student Research - CSPACE funding initiative

Request for funding opens mid-June, Proposals due July 12th, 5 pm

Please click Request for Proposal for more details, as well as an Application Cover Page.


CSPACE received funding from Progress Energy Foundation

Message from the Director

2011 was a busy year for C-SPACE! In the spring, C-SPACE received $50,000 from the Progress Energy Foundation to provide pilot funding for educational outreach activities and graduate research related to the center’s mission. We are grateful to Progress Energy Foundation for their support of our center. Funds are being used ...Read More


Current Projects supported by CSPACE:
Progress Energy Funding

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