The Ocean Science Lecture Series 2016

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.

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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


December 9, 2015: Jon Bell, Director of the Hallstrom Planetarium at Indian River State College - The Celestial Sea (*7 p.m. ONLY*)

January 6, 2016: Dr. Megan Davis, FAU Harbor Branch - Ocean Entrees with a Twist: Shrimp Culture and Culinary Showcase

January 13, 2016: Dr. Paul Wills, Susan Laramore, and Dennis Hanisak,  FAU Harbor Branch - IMTA and the Future of Aquaculture in the United States

January 20, 2016:  Laurent Cherbuin, FAU Harbor Branch - Frontal, Wake Eddy, Topography Control and Ecological Constraints of Fish Spawning Habitat

January 27, 2016:  Jan Rines, University of Rhode Island - Exploring the Dazzling Diversity of Microscopic Life in the Sea

February 3, 2016:  Amy Wright, FAU Harbor Branch  - Cures for Malaria, Tuberculosis, Alzheimer's? An Update on Natural Products Discovery at HBOI

February 10, 2016:  Marty Riche, FAU Harbor Branch, and Angela Caporelli, Kentucky Department of Agriculture - Aquaculture in Africa: Empowerment through Food Security and Economic Development

February 17, 2016:  James McClintock, University of Alabama at Brimingham - From Penguins to Plankton -  The Impacts of Climate Change on Antarctic Marine Communities

February 24, 2016:  Greg O'Corry-Crowe, FAU Harbor Branch - Resilience in Polar Ecosystems: Adaptation to a Changing World

March 2, 2016: Jim Sullivan, FAU Harbor Branch - Phytoplankton Form and Function in the Turbulent Ocean

March 9, 2016: Mike Twardowski, FAU Harbor Branch - Remarkable Technologies Used to Explore the Ocean 

March 16, 2016: Joshua Voss, FAU Harbor Branch - Linking Exploration to Conservation in the Northwest Gulf of Mexico

The Lecture Series will be on hiatus for the summer during the months of June, July, August and September. Lectures will reconvene in October.

To view the 2015 Ocean Science Lecture Series topics, CLICK HERE. 

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 11/23/15