Marine Science Research Institute



​Jacksonville University’s Marine Science Research Institute (MSRI), offers unprecedented hands-on research experiences designed to foster success in both undergraduate and postgraduate fields.

MSRI conducts cutting-edge research on the health of the St. Johns River and surrounding marine ecosystems, leveraging its 32,000 square-foot LEED GOLD-certified state-of-the-art facility, the Larkin floating classroom, and the vast natural laboratories at its doorstep. With a strong foundation in biology, MSRI programs also incorporate elements of chemistry, physics, sustainability and life sciences.

Additionally, MSRI access to maritime internship and employment opportunities extends far beyond Jacksonville city limits and is cultivated through a variety of ongoing MSRI partnerships with The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, St. Johns Riverkeeper, City of Jacksonville Waterways Commission, Duval County Public Schools, National Marine Fisheries Service, Mote Marine Laboratory and the Marine Mammal Stranding Network.