NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Miami broke ground Thursday on a new marine research complex that will include one building focused on marine life sciences research projects and another that will house oceanographic, meteorological, and marine physics-related studies.

The two buildings in the Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater Complex, part of the UM Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, will consist of two buildings connected through an open atrium that will be located on Virginia Key.

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