NCCOS's Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research (CCEHBR)
is located on James Island, just across the Ashley River from the historic city
of Charleston, South Carolina. It is situated on the campus-like grounds of
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Marine Resources
Center, at Fort Johnson near the mouth of Charleston Harbor. The Center also includes
the Cooperative Oxford Laboratory co-located with the Maryland Department of Natural
Resources at Oxford, Maryland on the Tred-Avon River.
Download a CCEHBR Factsheet [.pdf].
Charleston, South Carolina
The Charleston facility is co-located with SCDNR Marine Resources Research
Institute, USF&WS, USDC National Institutes Standard & Technology's Chemical
Science and Technology Laboratory at Charleston (NIST), University of Charleston's Grice
Marine Biological Laboratory (UoC), and the Medical University of South Carolina's
Marine Biomedical and Environmental Science Program (MUSC).
The Charleston facility provides 43,000 sq. ft. of laboratory and office space contained
in three areas: administration, main laboratory, laboratory annex facilities. These
structures are connected permitting easy access in all weather conditions. Read
about the history
of the Charleston facility.
The Oxford facility provides an additional 17,000 sq.ft. of laboratory and office
space. An additional 78,000 sq.ft. of collaborative research space is dedicated
to a five-way partnership between
NOS, NIST, SCDNR, UoC, and MUSC.
This facility, the Hollings Marine Laboratory, enhances the current capabilities
of each institution and provides a unique opportunity to conduct multi-investigator,
multi-agency research to study today's complex coastal environmental issues. Read
about the history
of the Oxford facility.