About HBOI

Overview of FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is located in Fort Pierce, FL on the Atlantic Coast. As one of the nation’s premier oceanographic centers, FAU Harbor Branch's research community of approximately 200 ocean scientists, staff and students drives innovation in:

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FAU Harbor Branch’s Mission: Ocean Discovery outreach programs provide opportunities for community members to connect with and learn from marine science experts. The Institute’s on-site exhibition hall, the Ocean Discovery Visitors Center, serves as a valuable community resource and showcases decades of cutting-edge research as well as fascinating marine environments and animals. In addition, FAU Harbor Branch regularly offers behind-the-scenes tours, lecture series, citizen science activities, after-school programs and special events that allow people of all ages to dive deeper into ocean science.

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