Support CORE's effort to preserve the Battelle site for marine education
CORE's supports the initiative to establish a new marine studies campus at the former Battelle Memorial Institute property in Duxbury. The campus will be a superb cultural and economic presence in Duxbury and the South Shore. We can't let this signature property be converted into high-density condos!
Please join Citizens for Ocean Research and Education (CORE) in supporting this great project!
The Battelle site has been used for marine research for more than 80 years. It has deep water access, a unique laboratory infrastructure and amenities to immediately provide educational and research opportunities to students, local and regional businesses, municipalities and the fishing industry.
The UMass Boston School for the Environment was founded in 2012 to become a world-class center for climate-change impacts on coasts, communities, oceans and human health, and the study of coastal and aquatic ecology, sustainable seafood, remote sensing and urban planning for New England and the world.
See some great supportive comments:
David Corey, Professor, Harvard Medical School: "It would be terrific for higher education, for Duxbury, and for ocean research to have the Battelle campus become a marine studies center. As a biologist and a neighbor, I strongly support this."
Pat Christian: "I believe that ocean research is essential for the environment. When I see that ocean research also can lead to cures for many medical conditions it makes me wonder if this is an untapped resource. Keeping the ocean clean should be something all of mankind should expect."
Judith Underwood: "This will be a wonderful opportunity for our students and our communities to engage, learn, and collaborate on these critical subjects."
Katie O'Donnell: "Would be great to see this kind of resource on the South Shore!"