Workforce Development

Center for Maritime and Port Studies


Expansion of port infrastructure and related activities must be
accomplished in a secure, sustainable, and resilient manner

· Predictable Changes to Weather and Climate
wind, fog, lighting, storm surge

· Protecting Vessels and Infrastructure
grounding, dock collision, disaster recovery

· Cybersecurity
malware, hacking, data integrity



A growing economy will drive demand for increased capacity
and an expanded, well-trained workforce

· Graduate Certificate Program
safety, operations

· Training
hazmat, security officer

· Professional Development
continuing education


New sensor technologies require assessment to assure
their reliability

· Maritime and Port Security
vessel movement, cargo

· Environmental Safety and Protection
contamination, spill monitoring, water quality

· Independent Testing and Evaluation

For more Information contact

CMPS Executive Director
Professor Mark E. Luther, University of South Florida,, 727-410-2838

CMPS Director of Research
Dr. Steven D. Meyers, University of South Florida,, 727-553-1188


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