Ocean Science for a Better World

Ocean Science for a Better World®

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50 Years of Ocean Science for a Better World®!

Research

FAU Harbor Branch prioritizes solution-oriented research that addresses critical issues affecting coastal zone, oceans, and human well-being. Research scientists take a global approach, conducting studies around the world in varying climates, ecosystems, and cultures.
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Harbor Branch

5600 US 1 North, Fort Pierce, FL 34946 772.242.2400
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is a world class research organization with a focus on exploring the marine environments, studying key species and understanding the connection between humans and the ocean. Founded in 1971 as Harbor Branch Oceanographic Foundation, Inc., the Institute expanded its reach to over 100 miles along Florida’s east coast when it joined Florida Atlantic University in 2007. Located in St. Lucie County, our 144-acre campus along the Indian River Lagoon employs over 200 scientists, engineers, educators, staff and students. To this day, the Institute actively pursues solution-oriented research that addresses some of the most critical issues affecting coastal zones, oceans and human well-being.
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Mission Statement

Teamwork is a key component of FAU Harbor Branch’s mission of ‘Ocean Science for a Better World®.’ We believe that groundbreaking discoveries are rooted in collaborations between people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. This encompasses inclusion and equity across race, gender, age, nationality, ability and religion, as well as the complex intersectionality of these experiences. We are committed to enriching our campus culture, nurturing an environment that empowers everyone and inspiring the next generation of marine scientists and ocean stewards!
NEWS
FAU Study Finds Low Salinity Can Work to Culture Florida Pompano Fish
FAU Harbor Branch researchers are the first to conduct a low salinity study on Florida pompano to determine the optimal salinity required to culture juvenile fish from hatch to weaning under on-farm conditions.
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Researchers Inducted into FAU Chapter of National Academy of Inventors
Four FAU researchers representing engineering, medicine, science and Harbor Branch will be inducted into the FAU Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors®.
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Harmful Algal Toxins Found in Bull Sharks in the Indian River Lagoon
FAU Harbor Branch researchers are the first to measure multiple baseline concentrations of phycotoxins from harmful algal blooms in bull sharks from Florida's Indian River Lagoon.
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FAU Lands U.S. Department of Defense Grant for Powerful Imaging Tool
Researchers have received a $599,503 grant from the United States Department of Defense for a powerful high resolution imaging technique that can reveal nanoscale structures.
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