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Our Centers and Laboratories


      Researchers capture and count grass shrimp every month at Shipyard Creek, Charleston, South
      Carolina. Keeping tabs on their numbers helps assess the health of salt-marsh ecosystems.
Researchers capture and count grass shrimp every month at Shipyard Creek, Charleston, South Carolina. Keeping tabs on their numbers helps assess the health of salt-marsh ecosystems.

Each of our five centers has specific capabilities and research expertise in coastal and ocean issues. Three of the centers are dedicated research laboratories, another conducts research through analyses of field data, and one funds research with competitive grants.