Marine Biology & Ecology
Broad Key Research Station: A research and education field station located on Broad Key, Fla. The facility provides faculty and students with expanded opportunities to conduct research throughout the Florida Keys. Located in the North Keys, just two miles away from John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, the 63-acre island provides scientists with direct access to Florida’s sub-tropical marine ecosystem. Broad Key features a five-bedroom Great House built in 1952 by Arthur Vining Davis and a caretaker's cottage that will be used by the University. The island also boasts a large boathouse and 33-foot dock that can accommodate watercraft with up to a 6-foot draft, as well as its own water storage, solar generator power system, state-of-the-art satellite communications.
In addition, faculty and students have ready access to the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratories (AOML), the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC), the relatively nearby Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, and various other associated research disciplines within the University of Miami. The High Performance Computing at the University of Miami’s Center for Computational Science (CCS) provides a world-class supercomputer facility.
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