The Ocean Science Lecture Series 2015

The Ocean Science Lecture Series provides a forum for the community at large to learn about Harbor Branch's most recent discoveries directly from the scientists who made them. The invited speakers from other institutions are colleagues who work on topics relevant to our Harbor research themes.

To view this season's flyer, click here.


OSLS Archived Recordings click here.


Lectures are held in the auditorium of the Johnson Education Center on the Harbor Branch campus, 5600 U.S. 1 North, Fort Pierce. "In-Season" weekly lectures (January through March) are at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., followed by a meet-the-speaker reception. "Off-season" lectures (April through December) are at 7:00 p.m. only unless otherwise noted. There is no charge to attend.

If you are interested in sponsoring a lecture, or if you have any questions about the Ocean Science Lecture Series, please contact Jill Sunderland at 772-242-2506, or email at

January 7: Dr. Megan Davis, FAU Harbor Branch - Discover: From Estuaries to the Deep Blue Ocean

January 14: Dr. Shirley Pomponi, FAU Harbor Branch - Telepresence and Robotics: New Paradigms for "Virtual" Ocean Exploration?

January 21:  Bill Bellville, Nature Writer and Documentary Filmmaker - The Peace of Blue: Water Journeys

January 28:  Dr. Esther Guzmán, FAU Harbor Branch - Drugs from the Sea: Marine Natural Products as Potential Treatments for Pancreatic Cancer

February 4:  John Englander, Oceanographer and Author  - Melting Ice, Rising Seas, Shifting Shorelines: The New Reality

February 11:  Dr. Brian Lapointe & Laura Herren, FAU Harbor Branch - Determining Sources and History of Eutrophication on Coral Reefs at the Naval Station Gunatanamo Bay, Cuba

February 18:  Dr. Jon Moore and Dr. Sue Richardson, FAU Honors College - The Manatee Project at Harbor Branch: Insights into Manatee Behavior and Student Involvement in the Project

February 25:  Dr. Mark Hay, Georgia Institute of Technology - Ecosystem Tipping Points, Chemical Ecology and the Death Spiral of Coral Reefs  


March 11: Dr. Dennis Hanisak, Kristen Davis and Ben Metzger, FAU Harbor Branch - Indian River Lagoon Observatory: Phase 2 - Expanding Real-time Observations for Everyone


To view the 2014 Ocean Science Lecture Series topics, CLICK HERE.

To view the 2013 Ocean Science Lecture Series topics, CLICK HERE.

To view the 2012 Ocean Science Lecture Series topics, CLICK HERE .

To view the 2011 Ocean Science Lecture Series topics, CLICK HERE.

To view the 2010 Ocean Science Lecture Series topics, CLICK HERE.


Last Modified 2/11/15