history lecture series

Lecture Series

The museum hosts a yearlong lecture series that brings in speakers on local, regional, national, and international subjects of the maritime world. Typically, lectures are broken into two subject themes of those that are historical in focus and those specific to an industrial topic. Visit our Youtube page to access archival video of past lectures!

Please note that HMM now requires visitors to register for our lecture series programs to better accomodate our guests. To register, click on the lecture pages below! 

History Lectures

Thanks to the generous support of Frost Bank, the Houston Maritime Museum is able to provide a monthly history lectures on a variety of topics. All lectures are held at the Houston Maritime Museum, open to the public, and include admission to the museum collections. Refreshments are also included.Frost

 


Environmental Lectures

Our newest lecture series invites key members of the maritime community and academia who highlight innovation and progress in the maritime industry. Both lectures are held at the Houston Maritime Museum, are open to the public and include admission to the museum collections. Refreshments are also included.Shelton Law Firm


Industry Lectures

Throughout the year the Houston Maritime Museum presents talks by community leaders on various topics related to the maritime industry. All lectures are held at the Houston Maritime Museum, are open to the public, and include admission to the museum collections. Refreshments are also included.

Bathymetric Charting: Mapping the Entire Ocean Floor by 2030

Bathymetric Charting: Mapping the Entire Ocean Floor by 2030

Bathymetric Charting: Mapping the Entire Ocean Floor by 2030

The Seabed 2030 initiative is being facilitated by the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) project in partnership with The Nippon Foundation (NF) as a means to inform global policy, improve sustainable use, and advance scientific research. Fugro is leading the marine survey industry in support of NF-GEBCO Seabed 2030, a global initiative to produce a definitive, high-resolution bathymetric map of the entire world’s ocean floor by the year 2030. Much less than 20 percent of the world’s oceans are mapped using modern survey techniques.

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Tales from a Pilot: Navigating the Houston Ship Channel

Tales from a Pilot: Navigating the Houston Ship Channel

Tales from a Pilot: Navigating the Houston Ship Channel

Port Houston is a 25-mile-long complex of diversified public and private facilities. With over 200 million tons of product transported annually, it has grown to be one of the world’s busiest ports. The Houston Ship Channel allows ocean-going vessels to travel between the Port and the Gulf of Mexico. Even though the waters are periodically widened, the cozy channel can become a standstill without skillful pilots. Learn from a former Houston Ship Channel pilot and Exxon Mobil tanker captain how thousands of boats navigate these narrow waters every year.

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