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Our seminar series strive to connect students and the community with experts who are shaping the future of Ocean Science and Engineering.

Coastal Sciences Seminar  Schedule

The COA Seminar Committee is pleased to announce the schedule for the Spring 2022 Coastal Sciences seminar series. All seminars will start at 9:30 am. Unless specified otherwise, seminars will be held in-person at GCRL.

The seminar schedule is as follows:



  • Friday, March 11 (online seminar via Zoom)
    Beth Middleton, USGS

  • Friday, March 25
    Scott Hemmerling, The Water Institute of the Gulf


  • Friday, April 8
    Mike Lowe, USGS


Marine Science Seminar Schedule

The Marine Science program, based at our Stennis Space Center location, hosts a semi-weekly seminar during the Fall and Spring academic semesters. These seminars are open to the public.

When: (most) Fridays at 11 a.m.

Where: Hybrid-In-Person; Bldg 1022, Rm 101, Stennis Space Center


  • Friday, September 15
    Taylor Lee | Naval Research Lab

    A hybrid geospatial machine learning and a deterministic modeling approach to estimate Arctic marine sediment methane inventories

  • Friday, September 22
    Ian Sears | National Data Buoy Center
    Blue Technology Horizons: Enhancing Safety, Saving Lives, and Partnering for Success
  • Friday, September 29

    Paul Miller | LSU
    Preferred pathways of trans-Atlantic Saharan dust advection and their relationship to Caribbean hydroclimate


  • Friday, October 5
    Alicia Wilson | University of Southern Carolina
    Please Check Your Assumptions at the Coastline: 15 Years of Wading Through Salt Marshes

  • Friday, October 20
    Tamar Goulet | University of Mississippi
    Cnidarian (e.g., coral) symbioses under climate change: can obligatory symbioses exhibiting symbiotic fidelity survive the Anthropocene era?


  • Friday, November 3
    Sarah Monica & Azadeh Razavi Arab | USM, Marine Science

    (Sarah) - A 4500-year Paleohurricane Reconstruction from the Western Gulf of Mexico, Central Texas, USA

    (Azadeh) - Evaluation of Wind Forcing Deviation from Observation over the Northern Gulf of Mexico during Extreme Atmospheric Events and Relevant Contributions to Wave Estimations
  • Friday, November 17
    Johna Rudzin | MS State
    Tropical Cyclones and Ocean Observations


  • Friday, December 1
    Mark Hanke| U. Houston

    Oyster Research, Galveston Bay and the Galapagos Islands 

See the listing of our past seminar speakers here.

Recorded versions of many of our seminars are also available at our YouTube channel.

For questions contact: chelsea.pedersonFREEMississippi