A Mission: Ocean Discovery Exhibit

Mission Ocean Discovery

SIGHT, SOUND AND DYNAMICS IN THE SEA: The Role of Technology in Ocean Exploration presents a view into the innovative technology being developed at FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, where ocean engineering continues to expand on a rich legacy. In 1965, the Link Foundation and its namesake, inventor Edwin A. Link, provided the funding to Florida Atlantic University to establish the first undergraduate ocean engineering program in the nation, prompting the university to recognize the Link Foundation as one of the University Founders. In 1971, spurred on by Edwin Link’s inspirational vision to create a world-class oceanographic research facility, J. Seward Johnson, Sr. established Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Ft. Pierce, FL. In 2007, FAU and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute merged, bringing together two powerhouse organizations with roots in the same legacy.

At FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, our engineers and researchers make groundbreaking discoveries every day, addressing global challenges posed by our changing environment. Working alongside our expert machinists and fabricators, they develop tools with which to view the ocean floor and microscopic life in the water, discover new reefs and ocean species, collect sponges and other organisms that may lead to medical solutions to some of the world’s most critical health issues, and harness the ocean’s currents to provide renewable energy to communities around the globe. The list is as endless as are the ocean’s mysteries.

We invite you to come and experience an expedition of discovery – through technology – into the underwater world at our Mission: Ocean Discovery exhibit, opening Saturday, January 16, 2016 in the new exhibit gallery of the Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery Visitor's Center. There is no charge for individual and family public visits to the ODVC. For more information about the Ocean Discovery Visitor's Center, or to inquire about scheduling group visits, please call 772-242-2293.

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday - Saturday, 10am—5pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays


5600 N US Highway 1
Fort Pierce, FL 34946
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