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.
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 email@example.com.
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January 18: Sue Skemp, Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center, FAU - Ocean Renewable Energy: Harnessing the Power of the SeaThis 2012 lecture is available online via streaming video. Click here to view video.
January 25: John Delaney, University of Washington - Understanding the Planetary Life Support System: Next-Generation Science in the Ocean BasinsThis 2012 lecture is available online via streaming video. Click here to view video.
February 1: Larry Taylor, HBOI-FAU - Saving the Gentle Giants – Manatee Protection Sensors for Flood Control Gates and Navigation LocksThis 2012 lecture is available online via streaming video. Click here to view video.
February 8: Lori Morris, St. Johns River Water Management District - Seagrass Monitoring in the Indian River Lagoon – No Such Thing as Status QuoThis 2012 lecture is available online via streaming video. Click here to view video.
February 15: Fraser Dalgleish, HBOI-FAU - Undersea Gliding in the Gulf: Harbor Branch’s Latest Winged Robots’ Recent Mission to Explore Gulf of Mexico WatersThis 2012 lecture is available online via streaming video. Click here to view video.
February 29: Greg O’Corry-Crowe, HBOI-FAU - Challenges Facing Marine Mammals in a Changing Arctic
March 7: Joshua Voss, HBOI-FAU - Everything’s Coming Up Corals! Research and Exploration in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
March 14: Kenneth Ford, Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition - Human-Centered Computing
March 21: Sara Edge and Clay Cook, HBOI-FAU - Oil, Dispersants, and Ecosystem Health
March 28: Esther Guzmán, HBOI-FAU - Sunken Treasure: Marine Drug Discovery for Pancreatic Cancer TreatmentThis 2012 lecture is available online via streaming video. Click here to view video.
April 11 (7:00 p.m. only): Karen Osborn, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History - A Glimpse into the Pelagic Abyss: Discovery, Observation, and Evolution of Midwater Invertebrates
May 23 (7:00 p.m. only): Jon Moore, FAU Wilkes Honors College - The Other Side of Harbor Branch: Conservation on the Scrub Ridge
June 13 (7:00 p.m. only): Edmund Gerstein, FAU - Of Manatees and Men
July 25th (7:00 p.m. only): Marc Virgilio, Florida Department of Environmental Protection - Managing Lagoon Spoil Islands for Public Use and the Coastal EcosystemThis 2012 lecture is available online via streaming video. Click here to view video.
August 8th (7:00 p.m. only): Steve Traxler, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Climate Change: Evidence It Is Happening in Florida and How Does This Effect Local Conservation
September 19th (7:00 p.m. only): Troy Rice, Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program - The Indian River Lagoon: An Estuary of National Significance
October 10th (7:00 p.m. only): Richard Aronson, Florida Institute of Technology - Climate Change and the Future of the Antarctic Marine Fauna
November 7th (7:00 p.m. only): M. Dennis Hanisak, HBOI-FAU - Seagrass in the Indian River Lagoon: It’s Not Easy Being Green! (Kermit’s Lament)
To view last year's (2011) Ocean Science Lecture Series topics,