CREST Research Park

researchers at work in lab



  • 69,000-square foot interdisciplinary research facility with leasable lab spaces
  • Research lab spaces for rent to entrepreneurs, start-up companies and established businesses that focus on biotechnology, analytical and environmental sciences and early-stage pharmaceutical research and development
  • Silver LEED certified facility
  • Ebb Tide Cafe offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with patio seating
  • Interactive coffee nook
  • Natural wooded environment
  • Affordable commercial labs available for lease

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Center for Marine Science

  • 99,000 square feet of net indoor space
  • Teaching auditorium for up to 150 individuals
  • Classrooms and marine science labs
  • Running seawater system which provides raw unfiltered and purified seawater at flow rates up to 600 liters/minute
  • Greenhouse with running seawater
  • Aquarium room and outdoor tanks with running seawater
  • 900-foot pier with docking facilities
  • Five shops (Dive, Oceanographic Instrumentation with 7,000 gallon seawater test tank, Aquaculture and Boat Repair)
  • Four labs (Instrument Fabrication,Biotechnology(2) andNCNERR)
  • Dive compressor room
  • Conference room with full voice and data capabilities

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Shellfish Research Hatchery

  • 11,000-square-foot facility that provides researchers a laboratory to study oysters and other North Carolina shellfish species
  • Research projects include studies on water flow, types of algae and the impact of predators
  • Partnership between UNCW and the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources Aquarium Division

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