2022 Celebrating 50 Years of Ocean Science for a Better World® Lecture Series

About the Event

The 4 p.m. Celebrating 50 Years of Ocean Science for a Better World® lectures will be open to Benefactors Society Members only. If you would like to have premier access to these events, we invite you to join our Benefactors Society and take advantage of this exclusive benefit (light snacks and refreshments will also be available). Click here to join or contact Brandon McHenry, membership coordinator, at 772.242.2214 or HBbenefactors@fau.edu for additional information.

The health and well-being of our community is our top priority. In response to the rise in cases of COVID-19 and deep concern for our visitors, we must postpone our January lectures celebrating FAU Harbor Branch’s 50th Anniversary of “Ocean Science for a Better World®.  

Please continue to register for lectures that are of interest. We are grateful for your ongoing patience and understanding and will continue to keep you updated as soon as new dates are announced.


  • Jan. 12, 2022
    “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, 2022
    “Calling all Ocean Lovers: Sharing Science and Engaging our Community”
    Gabby Barbarite, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
  • Jan. 26, 2022
    “From Clams to Corals: It’s a Long Story!”
    Dave Vaughan, Ph.D., Plant A Million Corals Foundation
  • Feb. 2, 2022
    “Ensuring a Steady Supply of Warm Water Marine Finfish Seed Stock to Support the Development of the US Aquaculture Industry”
    Sahar Mejri, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
  • Feb. 9, 2022
    “Looking Deeply – Cool Clips from the Johnson-Sea-Link Submersibles”
    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, 2022
    “The Past, Present, and Future of our Coral Reef Ecosystems”
    Joshua Voss, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
  • Feb. 23, 2022
    "The Return of Florida's Great Goliath Grouper – New Opportunities and Challenges"
    Matt Ajemian, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
  • March 2, 2022
    “Harbor Branch’s Biomedical Marine Research: Highlights, Past and Present”
    Amy Wright, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
  • March 9, 2022
    “Zephyrus, Poseidon and Charybdis: An Ocean Tale”
    Laurent Chérubin, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
  • March 16, 2022
    “Getting to the (Muddy) Bottom of It: The Harmful Algal Bloom Assessment of Lake Okeechobee (HALO)”
    Jordon Beckler, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
  • March 23, 2022
    “The Indian River Coastal Zone Study (1973-1976): The Indian River Lagoon’s (IRL’s) First Biodiversity Baseline”
    M. Dennis Hanisak, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
  • March 30, 2022
    “The ONR CubeSat”
    Mike Twardowski, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
  • April 6, 2022
    “Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute: Where We Are and What’s Next”
    Jim Sullivan, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch

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