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Appreciation Day for Congressman Young of Florida


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The support of U.S. Representative C.W. "Bill" Young for the science community in downtown St. Petersburg, FL, was publicly recognized October 29 in Hangar No. 1 at the Albert Whitted Municipal Airport. The celebration included unveiling of the University of South Florida (USF) C.W. Bill Young Marine Science Complex. Speakers included Peter Betzer, dean of the USF College of Marine Science, Rick Baker, mayor of St. Petersburg, Judy Genshaft, president of USF, Lisa Robbins, director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Science Center, and Jim Sebesta, State senator. Lisa presented Congressman Young with a plaque and limestone cutout in the shape of Florida. The three USGS Florida Integrated Science Centers were represented with symbolic drawings encircled by the center names.

Gene Shinn, Dale Griffin, and Forrest Waller Hilary Stockdon
Above Left: (Left to right) USGS personnel Gene Shinn, Dale Griffin, and Forrest Waller attended Congressman Young's appreciation day to answer questions about African dust and the USGS Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV, foreground). Forrest Waller flew the UAV at Mayor Rick Baker's request. [larger version]

Above Right: Hilary Stockdon (pictured) worked with Abby Sallenger and Bob Morton to explain the work of the National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards Project. [larger version]

USGS Captain Richard Young (not related to the congressman) welcomed Congressman Young aboard the USGS research vessel G.K. Gilbert on Tampa Bay, where scientists from the USF Center for Ocean Technology (COT) demonstrated equipment for underwater counter-terrorism surveillance.

The USGS St. Petersburg Science Center had several exhibits representing research on the National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards, Tampa Bay, and African dust and coral mortality. Additionally, the USGS Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) used in atmospheric sampling was granted permission to take off and land on the airport runway.

Captain Richard Young (far left; not related to the congressman) greets Congressman Young (fifth from left) and others aboard the USGS research vessel G.K. Gilbert. Congressman Young, Lisa Robbins, and Jack Kindinger
Above Left: USGS Captain Richard Young (far left; not related to the congressman) greets Congressman Young (fifth from left) and others aboard the USGS research vessel G.K. Gilbert. Mounted on the vessel is a counter-terrorism surveillance system that provides high-resolution three-dimensional color images of what it scans and a georeferencing system that allows analysts to pinpoint the locations of objects. [larger version]

Above Right: (Left to right) Congressman Young, Lisa Robbins, and Jack Kindinger beside the plaque presented to Congressman Young from the USGS Florida Integrated Science Center (FISC) [larger version]

The C.W. Bill Young Marine Science Complex, formally dedicated in February 2002, includes the following organizations, all with offices in St. Petersburg: the USF College of Marine Science and its Center for Ocean Technology, the USGS St. Petersburg Science Center, the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, the Southwest Regional Office of the National Marine Fisheries Service, Florida Sea Grant, Eckerd College, and the Florida Institute of Oceanography. The USF, USGS, and St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership sponsored the event.


Related Web Sites
St. Petersburg Science Center
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USF Center for Ocean Technology
University of South Florida (USF)
Congressman C.W. Bill Young
U.S. House of Representatives
National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Coral Mortality and African Dust
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Gulf of Mexico Integrated Science
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Florida Integrated Science Center (FISC)
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