[Coral-List] Carmabi research Institute: upgraded & modernized

Mark Vermeij m.vermeij at carmabi.org
Wed Jun 25 15:22:34 EDT 2008

Coral ListersCARMABI
on the Dutch Caribbean Island of Curacao likes to announce that over the last
two years is has greatly improved and modernized its facilities that are now
open again for visiting researchers. CARMABI is situated outside Willemstad,
the historic capital of the island, right next to the Piscaderabay, a large
inland bay surrounded by mangroves. The institute directly borders the ocean
and coral reefs can be found within swimming/ diving distance. The institute
now provides several facilities / services to assist those interested in
working on a wide variety of topics related to reef ecology/ biology / geology
in the Southern Caribbean, outside the Atlantic Hurricane Belt. At present the
renovated dormitories can house up to 25 people simultaneously, so that CARMABI
is capable of housing the larger number of participants generally associated
with courses. A wet lab with running seawater and 30 80x40x40cm aquaria is
present. A large dry lab with basic laboratory equipment (e.g. microscopes,
drying ovens, scales, basic chemical supplies etc.) is also present with 26.5m
of available bench space. CARMABI presently owns three boats (15’, 23’ and 32’)
that are available for research purposes, though all reefs are generally easily
accessible from shore. An enormous collection of historic reef-related
literature is present in CARMABI’s on-site library. Collecting, CITES- and
shipping permits are obtainable through CARMABI and generally require approx.
one day to complete. Assistance can be provided to accommodate whatever other
need exists to successfully complete research projects or samples can be
collected and send overseas to parties unable to visit the institute
will be represented in the AMLC stand of the upcoming 11th ICRS in
Ft. Lauderdale, where further information is available. Such information can
also be found on the CARMABI website, under the link “tropical field station”
at www.carmabi.org.
CARMABI invites interested parties to visit its stand at the AMLC booth during
the 11th ICRS or contact the new director of the scientific
department at the following email address: m.vermeij at carmabi.org
for any information/ requests you might have.Best
regardsMark=========Dr. Mark J.A. VermeijScience DirectorCARMABI Research InstitutePiscaderabaai, Willemstad
Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
cell: +5999 5160185
email: m.vermeij at carmabi.org
fax: +5999 4627680
web: www.carmabi.org   

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