Welcome to the University of Miami’s Research Station at Broad Key! This 63-acre island complete with a main house, dock and boathouse is located just off the coast of Key Largo. UM Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science professors and students will use this stunning location to study the dynamic marine and terrestrial ecosystems that exist in the area.
Coral reefs teeming with fish, unspoiled mangroves and various animal populations await researchers who take the short 45-minute boat ride to Broad Key’s shores. The quick and direct access will be beneficial to researchers, allowing for frequent year-round data collection and analysis.
With permanent accommodations for 20 individuals, the main house is nestled in the middle of the island and offers panoramic views from its top floor. From atmospheric science to marine biology, faculty and students will conduct important research that will help us better understand the Florida Keys and beyond.
Dr. Evan D’Alessandro
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