Rosenstiel School


Located in a richly varied marine region that reflects environmental sensitivities and issues at all scales, the Rosenstiel School is one of the world's premier oceanographic and atmospheric research and education institutions.

The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science's main campus on South Florida's Virginia Key forms part of a specially designated 65-acre marine research and education park that includes two NOAA laboratories, and a dedicated marine and science technology high school. The school also operates a 78-acre advanced satellite reception and analysis center in southern Miami-Dade County. With basic and applied research interests that encompass virtually all marine-related sciences, areas of special focus include marine ecosystems conservation; fisheries management; tropical storm (e.g., hurricane) prediction and impacts on the built environment; global and regional climate; marine acidification; marine biomedicine; and marine geology. Among the school's distinctive curriculum offerings are UGalapagos, an immersive experience in a unique island ecosystem, and the Professional Master of Science program.

Central priorities for the school include endowments to attract exceptional faculty members and top graduate students, scholarships, and a state-of-the-art seawater research building to foster greater understanding of air-sea interactions and the marine environment. With all its facilities more than 30 years old, the school’s infrastructure requires extensive updates to support leading-edge research, remain competitive for major federal grants, and attract outstanding faculty and students. Funds raised through Momentum2 will help position the school at the pinnacle of institutions pursuing effective solutions for urgent marine and atmospheric issues on a local, regional, and global scale.

For information about making a gift to the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, please contact Rosemary Mann, assistant dean for advancement, at or (305) 421-4002.