Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences

Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences

Seminar Series

About The Series

The Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences (OEMS) Seminar Series features campus and guest speakers covering topics related to ocean sciences. Past topics have covered everything from gulf stream energy, rip-tides, maritime history and biofouling. The seminars are designed to enhance the  graduate student experience, but all students, faculty and the public are warmly welcomed to attend. 



Evans Library Pavilion
Auditorium P-133


4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m 

Dates and Guest Speakers 

Seminars are held every Wednesday. 

August 29, 2018 | "Evolution, Ecology, and the Conservation of Marine Biodiversity"
Presented by Visiting Professor 

September 5, 2018 | "No Bones About It: Marine Biomaterials and Biomechanics" 
Presented by Florida Atlantic University Assistant Professor, Marianne Porter, Ph.D. 

September 12, 2018 | "ERDC Contract Work: Modeling Effects of Biomass on a Dune and ADCIRC Mesh Development"
Presented by Leigh Provost, ocean engineering master's student

September 19, 2018 | "Hurricane Season 2018: Are You Ready?"
Presented by George Maul PhD, FIT OEMS

September 26, 2018 | "Improving the Man-Machine Relationship in Marine Robotics with Advanced Technologies"
Presented by Ben Kinnaman, President and CEO Greensea Systems, Inc

October 3, 2018 | "Shifting Baselines: The Hidden Hand of Humans"
Presented by Mark Bush PhD, FIT OEMS

October 10, 2018 | "The Oceans Are Changing: How Do We Keep Up?"
Presented by Cameron Jaggard, Principle Associate Pew Charitable Trusts

October 17, 2018 | "Biofouling and Corrosion Control in the US Navy"
Presented by Elizabeth Haslbeck, Ecologist Naval Warfare Center 

October 24, 2018 | "Are Manuscripts Obsolete?"
Presented by Steven Lazarus PhD, FIT OEMS

October 31, 2018 | Ocean Engineering Master's Thesis Defense 
Presented by Nayan Mallick and Omar Lahlou, FIT OEMS

November 7, 2018 | "TBD"
Presented by David Sharp, Science & Operations Officer NOAA National Weather Service

November 14, 2018 | Ocean Engineering PhD Defense
Presented by Xiao Mao, FIT OEMS

November 21, 2018 | THANKSGIVING BREAK

November 28, 2018 | "TBD"
Presented by Eric Reyier PhD, Fisheries Biologist Kennedy Space Center Ecological Program

December 5, 2018 | Ocean Engineering Master's Thesis Defense 
Presented by Cierra Braga and Monica Maher, FIT OEMS

Parking Directions

It is suggested to park in the lot adjacent to the Frueauff Building off of Backcock St. across from the Southgate Residence Halls. Take the south covered-bridge west toward Evans Library. The auditorium is adjacent to the library. 

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