SMSOE Seminar Series

The School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering invites you to our monthly seminar series! 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 a 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.

Fall Seminars

Humpback whale song spectogram

The Fall 2017 dates are:

Wednesday, Septmber 13, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

  • Dr. Jacqueline Grebmeier: The Pacific Arctic Region: A Window into Shifting Benthic Populations in Response to Ecosystem Change 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

  • Dr. David Burdick, Dr. Tom Ballestero, Dr. Catherine Ashcraft: Reinvesting in Natural Capital by Softening Shoreline Protection

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Past Seminar Topics

Ocean Acoustics: A Sound perspective on ocean dynamics

Seafood and Healthy Great Bay: A Granite State Challenge

Climate Change and the Ocean: Local and Global Impacts

Ocean Acoustics


Topic: Reinvesting in Natural Capital by Softening Shoreline Protection
Speakers: Dr. David Burdick, Dr. Tom Ballestero, Dr. Catherine Ashcraft
Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Time: 4 pm - 6 pm
Location: Squamscott Room, Holloway Commons, UNH
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.


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