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AOML is a member of a unique community of marine research and educational institutions located on Virginia Key in Miami, Florida. Our neighboring institutions include NOAA’s Southeast Fisheries Science Center, the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, the Maritime and Science Technology (MAST) Academy, the Virginia Key Beach Park, and the Miami Seaquarium. The Rickenbacker Causeway provides access to the islands of Virginia Key and Key Biscayne via Sun Pass, a Florida Department of Transportation prepaid toll program.

AOML is a secure federal facility. Visitors must have an AOML sponsor/host and sign-in with reception upon arrival. Foreign National access requires advance clearance.

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Ocean Chemistry & Ecosystems

Chris Kelble, Ph.D., Director

Phone 305.361.4330   |    Email: Chris.Kelble@NOAA.Gov

Hurricane Research

Shirley Murillo, Ph.D., Acting-Director

Phone 305.361.4509   |    Email:

Physical Oceanography

Rick Lumpkin, Ph.D., Director

Phone 305.361.4513   |    Email: Rick.Lumpkin@NOAA.Gov