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The Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Science is seeking to fill 5 Tenure-Track Assistant Professor positions in the following areas of focus.
Cloud Microphysics and Aerosols | Aqueous Trace Element Biogeochemistry | Earth-Life Interactions
Geomorphology | Physical Oceanography

  • Dr. Wing named to Popular Science’s Brilliant 10 list of groundbreaking early career researchers

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  • Photo:Researchers from the Florida State University Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science have found that powerful ocean waves pose a significant threat to sea turtle nests, with wave exposure potentially affecting egg incubation and hatchling productivity. Photo courtesy of Matt Ware.

    Wave wash-over poses threat to endangered sea turtle nests and hatchlings

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  • Photo:An image of the interior of the Earth illustrating a simulation by Florida State University and Rice University researchers to investigate the composition of the planet's outer core. Dark circles in the core represent iron and tan circles represent carbon atoms. The paths taken by carbon atoms during the simulation are shown by the tan lines. (Illustration by Suraj Bajgain)

    FSU researchers refine estimate of amount of carbon in Earth’s outer core

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  • Future Forecasters – The students of “FSU Weather” are ready for their close-up

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  • Photo: (top row, left to right) Elizabeth Ruff, Ashley Edwards and Caitlyn Edwards; (bottom row, left to right) Megan Behnke, Pearl Rivers and Teresa Simone.

    FSU recognizes largest cohort of P.E.O. Scholar Award recipients – Congratulations to Megan Behkne

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Three of the nation's top 10 methane-emitting landfills are in central Florida, including the Orange County Landfill pictured here, according to numbers provided by the facilities to the Environmental Protection Agency.
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    Your Trash Is Emitting Methane In The Landfill. Here’s Why It Matters For The Climate – Dr. Chanton Featured

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  • American Geosciences Institute Announces alumnus Dr. Jonathan Arthur as New Executive Director

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  • Researchers on the NOAA ship Nancy Foster recovering a CTD instrument that is used to collect water samples and algae from multiple depths in the ocean. (Courtesy of Michael Stukel)

    FSU researchers find most nitrogen in Gulf of Mexico comes from coastal waters

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  • SPRUCE experimental site within the Marcell Experimental Forest in northern Minnesota. Courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory/ U.S. Department of Energy.

    Researchers reveal complex ecosystem changes cause more greenhouse gases to be emitted from peatlands

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  • Allison Wing, assistant professor in the FSU Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science.

    Researchers find Greenland glacial meltwaters rich in mercury

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  • Allison Wing, assistant professor in the FSU Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science.

    FSU researcher receives early career award from NASA

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  • Particles from an exploding meteor that reached the Antarctic ice sheet 430,000 years ago. The particles are evidence of an airburst — a large meteorite or comet collision with the atmosphere that leaves no crater behind — that created a jet of melted and vaporized meteoritic material that passed through the atmosphere to reach the Earth’s surface. (Courtesy of Scott Peterson /

    International study discovers ancient meteoritic impact over Antarctica 430,000 years ago

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  • Category 5 storm Hurricane Michael is seen via satellite during landfall over the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 18, 2018. Photo courtesy the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

    FSU researchers confirm utility of theory in predicting tropical cyclone intensities

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  • Munir Humayun photo

    International study shows asteroids as past, possible future water source

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  • Michael Farrar photo

    FSU alum named President of American Meteorological Society

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  • Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science doctoral candidate Renee Richardson and recent Department of Biological Science doctoral graduate Abbey Engleman photo

    FSU grad student and alumna earn NOAA’s prestigious Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships

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Departmental Vision

The Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science (EOAS) conducts research and offers instruction in the fields of Environmental Science, Geology, Oceanography, and Meteorology. The Department’s goals are to contribute to scientific knowledge by conducting world‐class research, and to be a source of information for the public and decision makers. The department offers undergraduate degrees in environmental sciences with a strong interdisciplinary core, and in geology and meteorology. Graduate degrees are offered in environmental science, geology, oceanography and meteorology at MS and PhD levels.

To offer the best education, our tenure track faculty personally teach and mentor students, minimizing the role of adjuncts. EOAS faculty are resolute in the belief that their science plays an essential role in the life of the University, state and nation and in the education of tomorrow’s leaders. They are committed to expanding and strengthening that role. EOAS faculty are also committed to offering students rigorous field‐camps, research experiences and cruises, and internships. These experiences are essential to a rounded education. EOAS retains excellence in its established areas of research with vigorous recruitment of highly qualified graduate students and faculty.

Diversity Statement

At EOAS we continuously work to create an inclusive department that fully reflects the diverse community we serve. We seek to accomplish this by recruiting a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and promoting and strengthening under-represented groups within EOAS. Here, we build on an inclusive culture in which difference is welcomed and valued. We embrace the responsibility of providing and nurturing an affirming climate that supports and celebrates individual identities across a broad spectrum while ensuring equitable treatment. We strongly believe that different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences drive creativity and innovation, and deliver better results.

We have a zero-tolerance policy towards discrimination of any kind. At EOAS everyone is welcome!

FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: View Page

Resources for sharing information regarding concerning incidents or behavior in the FSU community can be found at: View Page

Specific policies for faculty procedures and responsibilities when a student reports sexual misconduct to you are found at: View Page

Undergraduate Programs


With five majors and many specialties to choose from, our degree programs include geology, environmental science and meteorology-delivering the very finest Earth Science education.

Graduate Programs


We offer nine Ph.D. and M.S. degree programs with unique offering of graduate programs that provide the highest quality of education and with an intensive research experience.


Research opportunities in Atmospheric Science, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Ocean Science, Biogeochemistry, Climate Science, Geophysical Dynamics and Natural Hazards are available at seven exciting research facilities.

Meet the faculty, researchers and staff that make this one of the best Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Science departments.


Departmental schedule of events,meetings and seminars

EOAS Twitter

Latest comments,current events, news and thoughts from FSU-EOAS community

Current Weather

Weather updates from the departmental weather station.

Detailed Weather & Skycam

FSU Campus

FSU Reservation

FSU Sports Plex (Intramural Fields)

FSU Coastal & Marine Lab

EOAS Suggestion Box - Internal Use