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Ocean Science and Exploration Center Opens at URI

Published on June 3, 2009

The University of Rhode Island opened the state-of-the-art Ocean Science and Exploration Center and Pell Marine Science Library on June 1, 2009. The $15 million facility is located on the URI Bay Campus in Narragansett, RI.

The Inner Space Center is the focal point of the facility and will allow scientists and students to interact with research expeditions at sea in real time through the use of a satellite system and Internet2 capability. This capability in itself will give Rhode Island scientists and students a huge advantage and will allow for an unprecedented outreach experience.

??This new facility will become the heart of the Graduate School of Oceanography, a place that will nurture and strengthen interactions between faculty and students,? said David Farmer, dean of the Graduate School of Oceanography. ??We have created a building that evokes both a physical and intellectual center for the campus while accommodating the growing information resources necessary to sustain our research and educational programs in the 21st century.?

For more information about the Ocean Science and Exploration Center and Pell Marine Science Library facility, see press releases from URI, the Providence Journal, or the Boston Globe.

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