A healthier planet starts on the Atlantic coast.

Join us as we work toward a better world and make discoveries that will transform our tomorrow.

Our location makes us ground zero for the biggest issues facing our natural environment. And with strategic, dedicated environmental initiatives, we’re well poised to solve global issues right here on the Atlantic coast. But we can’t do it without you.

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ocean energy turbines for offshore testing

FAU scientists were the


to successfully repopulate a damaged coral reef, with sea fans that were raised in captivity

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Scientists land $3 million NSF grant to empower coral reef monitoring.

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University, the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of New Mexico and the University of California, Santa Cruz, have received a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation for a project to empower community members with the tools needed to document changes in their local ecosystems.

Through partnerships with local organizations, researchers will engage with stakeholders, including fishing cooperatives, grassroots conservation groups and tour operators, at each of the study sites. The pilot citizen science program will empower communities to contribute to global environmental monitoring. Researchers will work with stakeholders to identify the metrics of reef health that are most relevant to them, and will provide them with small, handheld camera observatories powered by the same technologies used in their large-scale observatories. With the findings, FAU hopes to better understand interactions among diverse fish species and how coral reef fish herbivory rates emerge at the ecosystem scale and respond to environmental change.

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Improving human health.

From discovering cures to preventing illnesses, our research is exploring the ways that natural resources can elevate our well-being and uncover the impacts that changing environmental conditions have on our health.

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Protecting our ecosystems and our economy.

Whether it’s finding more efficient ways to clean up oil spills or making earlier predictions of catastrophic weather events that can destroy lives and livelihoods, we’re finding innovative solutions for the ever-growing challenges facing our state.

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Exploring the depths.

With a sustained focus on environmental research, we can address climate change, conserve our environment, and protect this planet we all call home.