Dr. Lapointe and some of the lab attended the 2018 Love Your Lagoon Gala hosted by the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation (HBOIF). This years HBOIF honorees were the Principal Investigators at Harbor Branch (see photo below).
Proceeds from the event will fund the 2018 Indian River Lagoon Graduate Research Fellows program, supporting the work of graduate students involved in direct Indian River Lagoon research at HBOI. Two HAB Lab graduate students, Bret Kaiser and Jordan Madio are past IRL Graduate Fellows.
In addition, proceeds from this year’s event will support the 2018 Indian River Lagoon Symposium – “Restoration of the Indian River Lagoon.” The Indian River Lagoon Symposium is a multi-institutional, multi-agency effort to provide a forum for discussing Indian River Lagoon science and its application to management of the lagoon. To be held February 8 and 9, 2018 at HBOI, the Symposium is attended by more than 600 over the course of two days.