Facilities - Coral Reef Research Foundation
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After a drunk driver drove their car into our old building causing it to burn beyond repair in May, 2015, we built a new research lab in 2016! Come and see how our facilities might support your next research project.


CRRF’s new 4,000 square foot research laboratory was completed in December, 2016 on Malakal Island in Koror, adjacent to the water with its own sea wall and floating dock. It is the base for research projects of both resident staff and visiting scientists. The laboratory includes two “visitor labs” for visiting researchers, additional work space with scientific instrumentation, library and conference room, office space with essential telecommunications and a workshop. Adjacent to the lab is a dive locker. In its entirety, the laboratory is designed to meet the needs of field researchers, to allow maximal exploitation of precious research time in the field.


CRRF has three outboard boats available for scientific work, including one 25 ft (8m) Yamaha boat (PJ) with a 150 HP outboard and a 21ft (7m) Boston Whaler Outrage (150HP). Additionally we have a 40ft (12m) aluminum catamaran (Kemedukl) with twin 250HP outboards, providing a large, stable work platform with a rear A-frame with winch. The boats are immediately accessible, at the floating dock outside the lab.


The CRRF dorm has 3 rooms: one double bed and 2 singles, 2 shared bathrooms and a shared kitchen/living area. Laundry facilities are provided. The dorm is an air conditioned living space and is upstairs on the north side of the building.