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August 17, 2012
Led by Laboratory Executive Director Dr. Graham Shimmield and members of the science and administrative teams, the tour will offer visitors an opportunity to speak with scientists and see the state-of-the-art instruments and facilities of the National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota, the Single Cell Genomics Center, the J. J. MacIsaac Facility for Aquatic Cytometry, the Geomicrobiology Research Laboratory, the Ocean and Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory, the Remote Sensing and Ocean Observation Laboratory, and the Trace Metal Biogeochemistry Laboratory, among others.
Funded by major state and federal grants and private contributions, construction of the Laboratory’s campus is providing over 250 jobs in the region, and creating a combined local impact of $57 million. The campus is designed, constructed, and operates to qualify for LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
The third science wing of the campus, the Center for Ocean Health, is scheduled for completion in mid-November of this year.
The tour is free and open to all – children are welcome, but must be supervised by adults at all times. No pets, however. The campus is handicapped accessible and parking is available on site. For more information, contact Kimberly Reed at (202) 747-3255 ext. 104.
Bigelow Laboratory conducts research ranging from microbial oceanography to large-scale ocean processes that affect the global environment. Recognized as a leader in Maine’s emerging innovation economy, the Laboratory’s construction of the Ocean Science and Education Campus in East Boothbay is spurring significant economic growth in the state. ####