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About the Marine Science Research Institute

About the Marine Science Research Institute

The Marine Science Research Institute serves as an on-campus learning community providing research opportunities for JU undergraduate and graduate students, visiting high school and college students, scientists and engineers engaged in research involving local, state, and national ecosystems. All these individuals and groups are provided opportunities for hands-on research on environmental and ecological issues confronting the St. Johns River as well as gathering information on the life, history, and current condition of the river itself. Since the St. Johns, the adjacent wetlands and the nearby Atlantic coastal waters share a kinship of environmental science concerns and issues with similar ecosystems nationwide, the knowledge gained from the research work accomplished at JU will have a national benefit. MSRI faculty are actively engaged in research in a variety of areas including aquaculture, coral reef restoration in partnership with More Marine Lab in the Keys, and physical oceanographic work on currents using drifters built by both college and high school students.

For more information, please see the MSRI Storyboard