Graduate Research Symposium

School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering
Graduate Student Research Symposium

Building Connections within the UNH Marine Community

SAVE-THE-DATE: The 2017 SMSOE Graduate Research Symposium will take place on

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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This symposium is designed to showcase graduate student research, to build awareness of UNH marine research activities, and enhance interdisciplinary connections within the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering community. April 2016's program included themed sessions to highlight new research in Fisheries and Aquaculture, Innovative Ocean Observing, and Ocean Renewable Energy. A full gallery of photos may be viewed here.

Full Presenter List

Curious about any of the presenters and their research? View a full list of topics, abstracts, and contact information here.

Onni Irish: Overall Best Oral Presentation

Devin Batchelder: Poster Presentation Award

Ashley Norton: Poster Presentation Award

Winners of the 2016 Symposium Oral and Poster Presentations

Our winners this year were Onni Irish (in the category of best oral presentation), Devin Batchelder and Ashley Norton (both in the category of best poster presentation). The presenters were judged on audience awareness and interaction, efficacy of approach and methods used, logical connection between conclusions and data, among other categories. Congratulations to Onni, Devin, and Ashley!

Keynote Speaker

This year's keynote address was presented by Dr. Robert Gagosian, President Emeritus, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and President Emeritus, Consortium for Ocean Leadership. From 2007 until 2017 Gagosian was the first President/CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, an ocean science and policy membership organization. As President, he oversaw the management of major research and education programs, accounting for an annual budget of roughly $250 million. Gagosian also coordinated the ocean science community’s advocacy efforts, articulating to policy makers the importance of ocean research and education to the nation. Read more.