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About the Library

The Oceanography Library at Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center in the new Center of Excellence in Coral Reef Ecosystems Science, is a research-oriented library for all the disciplines of marine and aquatic science. Located at the entrance of Port Everglades, its primary use is for faculty research, and for Masters students in Marine Biology, Coastal Zone Management and/or Marine Environmental Science, and Ph.D. students in Oceanography.  Learn more at:

About the NSU Oceanographic Center and the new Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Research

A world leader in marine biological research with focus on coral reef science and shark conservation, The Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Oceanographic Center has been at the forefront of graduate and undergraduate marine science education and oceanographic research for over 48 years. Students, scientists, faculty and staff come to the Center from all corners of the globe, with the common goal of learning from the ocean’s living classrooms — in one of the most diverse ecosystems known to man.  Located at Port Everglades in Hollywood, Florida, near Fort Lauderdale, the NSU Oceanographic Center spans 10 acres and is home to a large marina, affording immediate access to coastal and open ocean environments and ecosystems.

The new 87,000-square foot, $50 million Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Research (CoE) celebrated its grand opening on September 27, 2012.  Funded in part by a federal NIST grant, the Center provides laboratories and sophisticated scientific equipment, as well as space for research collaboration, training, scuba areas, and fieldwork staging, a marine science library and an 85-seat auditorium. The building’s design promotes research by current and new faculty, researchers, visiting scientists, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students.  Learn more at:

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About Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is the nation’s seventh largest, not-for-profit, independent university.  NSU is the largest private university in the Southeastern United States with 28,000 students, 103,000 alumni, and a presence in nine countries around the world.  The Mission of Nova Southeastern University, a private, not-for-profit institution, is to offer a diverse array of innovative academic programs that complement on-campus educational opportunities and resources with accessible distance learning programs to foster academic excellence, intellectual inquiry, leadership, research, and commitment to community through engagement of students and faculty members in a dynamic, life-long learning environment.  Learn more at:


About Dania Beach

Nestled next to the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent to an international seaport and airport, Dania Beach offers a mix of beautiful weather, world-class beaches, shopping at the historic Antique Row, an established and growing marine services industry and iconic design industry businesses.  Learn more at: