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FAU Harbor Branch prioritizes solution-oriented research that addresses critical issues affecting coastal zone, oceans, and human well-being. Research scientists take a global approach, conducting studies around the world in varying climates, ecosystems, and cultures.
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Harbor Branch

5600 US 1 North, Fort Pierce, FL 34946 772.242.2400
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is a world class research organization with a focus on exploring the marine environments, studying key species and understanding the connection between humans and the ocean. Founded in 1971 as Harbor Branch Oceanographic Foundation, Inc., the Institute expanded its reach to over 100 miles along Florida’s east coast when it joined Florida Atlantic University in 2007. Located in St. Lucie County, our 144-acre campus along the Indian River Lagoon employs over 200 scientists, engineers, educators, staff and ֱ. To this day, the Institute actively pursues solution-oriented research that addresses some of the most critical issues affecting coastal zones, oceans and human well-being.
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FAU Launches New School Dedicated to Environmental Sustainability
FAU has launched its new School of Environmental, Coastal, and Ocean Sustainability (ECOS), creating a comprehensive environmental hub at the university.
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FAU Seeks Participants for Study on Effects of Harmful Algal Blooms
Researchers from Florida Atlantic University evaluating potential impacts of exposure to harmful algal blooms.
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FAU College of Nursing Receives Prestigious ANCC Accreditation
FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has received accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an accredited provider of Nursing Continuing Professional Development.
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FAU Researcher Receives U.S. Patent for Underwater Imaging Device
FAU Harbor Branch's Bing Ouyang, Ph.D., has received a patent for a new invention about the size of a soda can, which is a potential gamechanger in advanced underwater imaging technology.
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