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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“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!” 

Gabby Barbarite, Ph.D.
Director of Outreach & Engagement
FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

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