SMSOE Seminar Series

The School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering invites you to our monthly seminar series! Starting March 1 and repeating monthly through May, this series is designed to bring the UNH and local marine communities together to learn, discuss, network and hopefully to develop new ideas and ways to collaborate with partners both on and off campus. Each seminar will include several short talks relating to the seminar's theme, followed by an opportunity for questions, and a social. Light refreshments and cash bar will be available. The seminars are launched with the following goals in mind:

  • Promote awareness and identity for the SMSOE Community both within and outside of UNH.
  • Build connections both on- and off-campus among UNH researchers, students, educators, stakeholders and others around important topics related to marine and coastal resources.
  • Facilitate discussions that will help focus research and other efforts to effectively address challenges and opportunities facing management of marine and coastal resources.

The event is designed to include one hour of presentations and q&A followed by a one-hour social.

April Seminar

Seafood and a Healthy Great Bay Estuary: A Granite State Challenge

The Great Bay Estuary supports a wealth of ecosystem services including an emerging oyster aquaculture industry, populations of commercially valuable fish and lobster species, and a ecosystem that supports abundant wildlife and recreational opportunities.   However, like many estuaries globally, Great Bay is on the front lines of human impacts, including ocean acidification, warming and changing weather patterns associated with climate change, invasive species, and altered sediment dynamics and pollution from runoff and sewage treatment facilities.  In response, Great Bay is the focus of a wealth of research and efforts to manage these impacts.   This is truly a Granite State Challenge.  Come learn how SMSOE Scientists are contributing to these efforts and join a discussion of what we know, what we need to learn more about, and what we can do to improve the health and resilience of the Great Bay Estuary. 

The Ecology of Pathogenic Vibrio​ Species in New England Coastal Waters presented by Dr. Stephen Jones, Research Associate Professor of Natural Resources

Hydrodynamic Modeling of the Great Bay presented by Dr. Tom Lippmann, Associate Professor of Oceanography

The ecology of oyster farms in the Great Bay Estuary presented by Dr. Ray Grizzle, Research Professor of Biological Sciences

Invasive species in coastal New Hampshire and the Great Bay presented by Dr. Jennifer Dijkstra, Research Assistant Professor


Date: Wednesday, April 5
Time: 4 pm - 6 pm
Location: Squamscott Room, Holloway Commons, UNHP
Parking: Public Parking is available within walking distance to Holloway Commons. Please visit the UNH Transportation Services webpage for parking locations and campus map. All standard UNH parking fees apply.

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Litte Bay, Jackson Estuarine Laboratory
Jackson Estuarine Laboratory, Durham, NH

Future Seminar Information

May Seminar

Ocean Soundscapes: The Acoustic Perspective on Ocean Issues

May 3, 2017

Ocean Acoustics

Fall 2017 Seminar

The seminar series will continue in October 2017.

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