NSU opens largest research center for coral reef research at end of month

September 17, 2012 by  

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Hollywood, Florida will be holding a grand opening ceremony on September 27 for its Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Research facility – the largest and only one of its kind in America.

At a cost of $50 million and 86,000 square feet in size, the Center is part of the Oceanographic Center of NSU at the John U. Lloyd Beach State Park and is where scientists of the University conduct reef research at the local, national, and global levels. The Center was built with a grant from the United States Department of Commerce of $15 million with the University covering the remainder of the costs.

It would be no surprise to see the University using flyer printing and poster printing to make the announcement of this event so as many people as possible will attend and become aware of its research efforts.

According to George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., President of NSU, this state-of-the-art facility will enable the University to become a leader in research of marine science in Florida and to help boost the coral reef industry in South Florida – already a multi-billion dollar one.

Hanbury added that the coral reefs play an important role in the region, its oceans, and its ecosystems, and that the Research Center is essential to maintaining them and their environment. The Center itself will also play an important role in the multi-disciplinary research that the University undertakes and will serve to create a significant number of both academic and non-academic jobs in the South Florida region.