FAU Harbor Branch Announces 50 Years of Ocean Science for a Better World® Ocean Science Lecture Series Scheduleby Bethany Alex | Wednesday, Dec 29, 2021
Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce will kick off the “50 Years of Ocean Science for a Better World Ocean Science Lecture Series” on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022 at 4 p.m., with weekly lectures continuing each Wednesday through April 6, 2022. The 4 p.m. lectures are reserved for FAU Harbor Branch Benefactors Society Members only. The 7 p.m. lectures are open to all season pass holders. Advanced registration is required.
The 2022 Celebrating 50 Years of Ocean Science for a Better World® Lecture Series provides a forum for the community to learn about FAU Harbor Branch’s most recent discoveries, featuring the scientists and engineers who make them.
Lectures will take place in-person in the Johnson Education Center, 5600 U.S. Highway 1 North, Harbor Branch campus, and include:
- Jan. 12, “Celebrating 50 Years of Ocean Science for a Better World!” a panel discussion moderated by journalist Anthony Westbury with M. Dennis Hanisak, Ph.D., Brian Lapointe, Ph.D., Shirley Pomponi, Ph.D., and Jim Sullivan, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
- Jan. 19, “Calling all Ocean Lovers: Sharing Science and Engaging our Community,” presented by Gabby Barbarite, Ph.D., director of outreach and engagement, FAU Harbor Branch
- Jan. 26, “From Clams to Corals: It’s a Long Story!” presented by Dave Vaughan, Ph.D., Plant a Million Corals Foundation
- Feb. 2, “Ensuring a Steady Supply of Warm Water Marine Finfish Seed Stock to Support the Development of the US Aquaculture Industry,” presented by Sahar Mejri, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
- Feb. 9, “Looking Deeply – Cool Clips from the Johnson-Sea-Link Submersibles,” presented by Shirley Pomponi, Ph.D., Amy Wright, Ph.D., John Reed, M.Sc., Don Liberatore, and M. Dennis Hanisak, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
- Feb. 16, “The Past, Present, and Future of our Coral Reef Ecosystems,” Presented by Joshua Voss, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
- Feb. 23, "The Return of Florida's Great Goliath Grouper – New Opportunities and Challenges," presented by Matt Ajemian, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
- March 2, “Harbor Branch’s Biomedical Marine Research: Highlights, Past and Present,” presented by Amy Wright, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
- March 9, “Zephyrus, Poseidon and Charybdis: An Ocean Tale,” presented by
Laurent Chérubin, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
- March 16, “Getting to the (Muddy) Bottom of It: The Harmful Algal Bloom Assessment of Lake Okeechobee (HALO),” presented by Jordon Beckler, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
- March 23, “The Indian River Coastal Zone Study (1973-1976): The Indian River Lagoon’s (IRL’s) First Biodiversity Baseline,” presented by M. Dennis Hanisak, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
- March 30, “The ONR CubeSat,” presented by Mike Twardowski, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
- April 6, “Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute: Where We Are and What’s Next,” presented by Jim Sullivan, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
For more information on the speakers and topics, visit www.fau.edu/hboi/discover-fau-harbor-branch/ocean-science-lecture-series/.
For premier access to these events, visit www.fau.edu/hboi/support/benefactors/ to join FAU Harbor Branch’s Benefactors Society for this exclusive benefit. For a full list of 50 Years of Ocean Science for a Better World® events and event details, visit www.fau.edu/hboi/50/events.