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A leader in marine research and education with focus on many aspects of ocean science, the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Oceanographic Center (OC) has been at the forefront of graduate marine education and research for over 49 years. Students, scientists, faculty, and staff are co-located at the OC from all corners of the globe.  There is the common goal of understanding the nature of the marine realm and learning from the ocean's living classroom.

The Oceanographic Center serves as a national, regional, and community resource for research, information, and education.  Offered are four M.S. degree options (Marine Biology, Marine Environmental Sciences, Coastal Zone Management, and Biological Sciences as well as the M.A. degree (Marine and Coastal Studies).  The Ph.D. in Marine Biology / Oceanography is also provided.   There are several research institutes; the National Coral Reef Institute for research and training on coral reef assessment, monitoring, and restoration; the Guy Harvey Research Institute for fish research and conservation, and the Save Our Seas Shark Center specializing in shark studies. The OC also conducts the Broward County Sea Turtle Renesting Program.

Located on the entrance channel of Port Everglades in Hollywood, Florida, near Fort Lauderdale, the NSU Oceanographic Center spans 10 acres and is home to a large marina, affording immediate access to coastal and open ocean environments and ecosystems. The campus includes four buildings which house a research library for the many disciplines of marine science, an auditorium, electron microscopy laboratory, teaching and research labs, computing center, seawater system, and outside experimentation facility. The most recent building was completed in 2012. Designated the Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Research, this environmentally friendly 86,000 square feet state of the art facility is a silver LEED certified building.

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