• Ammonite fossil from Alberta, Canada. This ammonite evolved at the end of the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event and associated marine mass extinction and was used to help determine the age of the rocks. Benjamin Gill

    Owens: Volcanic eruptions once caused extinctions in the oceans – could climate change do the same?


  • Why is Wakulla Springs’ water turning brown? FSU researchers may have the answer

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  • Water samples collected from the heart of Africa contain clues about carbon cycling worldwide.

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  • Dr. Anders Lindskog picture

    EOAS postdoc, Dr. Anders Lindskog, awarded the Jan Bergström Young Geoscientist Award 2018.

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  • Dr. Salters Photo

    Dr. Vincent Salters joins the elite ranks of American Geophysical Union fellows.

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  • Heather Holbach picture

    EOAS PhD Alumni,Heather Holbach, member of the first all female science team-on a hurricane hunter mission.



  • Holmes and Nowell photo

    FSU researchers: ‘Most fires in Florida go undetected’


  • A key to climate stabilization could be buried deep in the mud, FSU researchers suggest


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  • EOAS researcher, Dr. Allison Wing, rooting out the errors in storm simulation models

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  • Hurricane Frances - Credit NOAA

    Superensemble hurricane model hailed as ‘one of FSU’s greatest contributions to science’

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  • Construction advances on state-of-the-art Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Science building

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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.

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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.