Nova Southeastern University
Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystem Research
The research facility for the Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystem Research located at Nova Southeastern University is the only research facility in the U.S. dedicated to coral reef ecosystem research. Funded in part by a $15 million stimulus grant from National Institute of Standards and Technology, the facility encompasses all disciplines required for integrated coral reef studies including geospatial analysis and mapping, biodiversity, plant and animal studies, genomics and hydrodynamics. The 87,000 sf building will also help increase the quality and quantity of the university’s research and education efforts by replacing outdated facilities, increasing funding options and fostering an entrepreneurial multidisciplinary, collaborative culture through partnerships with other academic institutions and with federal and industry partners.
“Cannon Design has created a building that will significantly increase our research abilities and repertoire. We believe it will be transformational for a range of ocean and coral reef sciences, limited only by our imagination.” Professor Richard Dodge, Dean of The School of Oceanography
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