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  • The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was a record-smasher – and it’s raising more concerns about climate change (Allison Wing co-author)

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  • Photo of Dr. Hsueh

    In Memoriam Ya (Phil) Hsueh, 1936 – 2020.

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

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  • Graduate student Samantha Howe.

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  • A view of the Stordalen mire in Sweden. Photo by Clarice Perryman / University of New Hampshire

    FSU teams with 13 other universities to investigate effect of climate change on Arctic ecosystems

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  • Photo of Dr. Winchester

    In Memoriam Dr. John W.(Jack) Winchester, 1929-2020.

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  • The seismometer is installed outside of the new EOAS building. (From left) Bob Hutt, geology graduate student James Eke, former EOAS chair James Tull and assistant research specialist Gary White.

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  • Dr. Henry Neal Williams, FAMU

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  • Jonathan Marcus

    EOAS Meteorology student Jonathan Marcus receives prestigious Hollings Scholarship

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  • Dr. Kish obituary

    In memorium – Stephen A. Kish, FSU-EOAS geology professor

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  • FSU cuts ribbon on EOAS building

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EOAS Fall 2020 Contact & COVID-19 Information

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.

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

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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