Fund Category: HBOI

Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Greatest Needs

Gifts to the Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Executive Director’s Fund allow the Institute to address its most critical and strategic priorities. Your investment in our mission provides scientists with an opportunity to conduct innovative studies that may not be funded through traditional grants. These gifts also allow the Institute to quickly respond to unforeseen …

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Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Student Success

Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch is committed to training the next generation of scientists, industry professionals, and ocean leaders through a robust portfolio of undergraduate and graduate education programming. Through our one-of-a-kind Semester By The Sea and Masters in Marine Science and Oceanography programs, students learn directly from faculty members who are leaders in their …

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Mission: Ocean Discovery Outreach Programs

Ocean Discovery Outreach Programs Our Mission: Ocean Discovery outreach programs are the public gateway to the amazing marine science research happening at Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch. Through public tours, exhibitions, on- and off-site events, citizen science, life-changing educational programs and work in underserved communities, our team strives to share research findings with the next …

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Ocean Engineering and Technological Innovation

Ocean engineering and technological innovation form the cornerstone upon which Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch was built. From exploring the oceans via robotic vehicles, to developing new techniques that harness renewable energy from the Gulf Stream, Harbor Branch researchers and engineers have pioneered advanced technologies for decades. Today, our multidisciplinary team continues to create innovative …

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Pancreatic Cancer Research

Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch researchers have been investigating the therapeutic potential of marine natural products for decades. Over the years, we have amassed more than 30,000 sea sponges and soft corals, as well as 19,000 microorganisms. Our goal is to identify compounds that can prevent cancer cells from spreading and to restore normal immune …

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Shark Research and Conservation

Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch scientists are working to better understand the population of coastal sharks and rays in Florida by tracking their movements, studying their diets and feeding habits and assessing the health of their habitats. Our team also studies the complex interactions among these large predatory animals and commercial and recreational fishers. This …

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