Research Village at Whitney Laboratory

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Groundbreaking Ceremony

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Research Village at the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience took place on Dec. 2, 2017.

Opening Fall 2018


Once complete, the Research Village will expand capacity at Whitney Laboratory to educate more students and welcome visiting scientists while enriching the learning experience for everyone.


Investment in research infrastructure at Whitney Laboratory now paves the way for preeminence in modern education and research opportunities for decades to come. Besides the University of Florida, no other university in the nation has this unique opportunity. This investment signals to the rest of the world that the University of Florida recognizes coastal science (e.g. sea level rise, coastal food supplies, emerging pathogen spread) as a pivotal issue for the coming century.


Research Village features include:
  • Phase 1: 6 coastal-style cottages with 24-bed capacity
  • Phase 1 doubles housing capacity
  • LEED design and construction
  • Dune restoration landscape
  • Outdoor classroom, living room and collaboration spaces

Learn more about the Research Village and sponsorship opportunities, including cottage naming opportunities, by contacting Jessica Long, director of development and external relations, at 904-315-2758 or jessicalong@whitney.ufl.edu.


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A groundbreaking ceremony for the Research Village at the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience took place on Dec. 2, 2017, from 11 a.m. to noon on the Whitney Laboratory campus, 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd. Remarks were made by members of the Whitney Research Village Trustee Committee, Chair of the Whitney Trustee Board Kate Rowe and University of Florida Provost Joseph Glover. Read More