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The Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy allows students to dynamically explore both environmental science and policy.

The Aquaculture Program and Experimental Hatchery focuses on the technological, environmental and economical feasibility of sustainable aquaculture operations.


Broad Key is a 63-acre island complete with a main house, dock and boathouse is located just off the coast of Key Largo. 

The Billfish Research Lab uses the most advanced technologies to study billfish behavior, movement patterns, and habitat use.


The Exploration Science Lab is a space for Exploration Science and Underwater Archaeology students.

Human Dimensions of Change Laboratory uses empathic ethnography to examine lives of these coastal people in the midst of climates of change.



Marine Ecosystems Services Laboratory focuses in developing the understanding of ecosystem dynamics and the resulting ecosystem services with a special focus on the provision of commercial seafood and recreational fishery opportunities.

The Shark Research and Conservation Program is centered broadly on the behavioral ecology, conservation biology and movement ecology of sharks.


Tarpon Bonefish Center (TBC)

Exploring Shipwrecks in the Caribbean