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School of Ocean Science and Engineering

Seminar Series

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 11am

Where: Via Team/Webex, Zoom or Hybrid-In-Person (Details distributed on Monday of week of seminar)


  • Friday, January 28
    Kristine DeLong | Louisiana State University
    The Alabama Underwater Forest: A Time Capsule from the Last Ice Age        


  • Friday, February 4
    Ioan Nistor | University of Ottawa
    Extreme Flood and Debris Leading on Infrastructure: Lessons from Post-Disaster Forensic Engineering Fields Surveys and Experimental Modeling                        
  • Friday, February 11
    Bill Shedd | Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
    Mapping the Seafloor of the Gulf of Mexico for the last 23 years, and having way too much fun and getting paid for it


  • Friday, March 11
    Jeff Obelcz | U. S. Naval Research Laboratory
    Using Machinge Learning to Predict Paleo Topography in the Northern Gulf of Mexico  
  • Friday, March 25
    Villy Kourafalou | University of Miami
    From the Caribbean to the Atlantic through the Gulf of Mexico: mighty currents, swirling flows and strait controls


  • Friday, April 1
    DMS Grad Student Talks I University of Southern Mississippi
    Betina Brockcamp & Azadeh Razavi Arab
  • Friday, April 29
    DMS Grad Student Talks I University of Southern Mississippi
    Neil Redmond, Shara Gremillion & Oladeji Siyanbola


  • Friday, May 6
  • TBD

See the listing of our past seminar speakers here.

Recorded versions of many of our seminars are also available at our YouTube channel (copy and paste into browser: )