Facilities and Field Stations
Within the Faculty of Science, there are outstanding research facilities including at the Ocean Sciences Centre.
The Ocean Sciences Centre is a cold ocean research facility located in Logy Bay, about 10 minutes from the St. John's campus. The centre houses laboratores where research is conducted on the North Atlantic fishery, aquaculture, oceanography, ecology, behaviour and physiology. Memorial also welcomes visitors to check out a variety of marine life at the centre, including our harp seals.
The Faculty of Science also plays a role in many of the University's research facilities, including the Bonne Bay Marine Station, the CREAIT Network and the Botanical Garden.
The Bonne Bay Marine Station, located on Newfoundland's west coast, is a world-class facility offering a host of services to students, researchers, educators and the general public. Equipped with teaching and research laboratories, library/resource centre, multimedia theatre, aquarium, residence accommodations, and small boats, the station offers students a premiere learning environment and researchers a first-rate facility for marine ecosystem research. The station is surrounded by Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site and the Bonne Bay area exhibits unparalleled diversity of habitat, marine plants, fish and invertebrates.
The pan-university Core Research Equipment and Instrument Training (CREAIT) Network is designed to maximize the impact of Memorial's institutional investments in research through enhanced access to and utilization of major research equipment. CREAIT maintains and operates thematic clusters of multi-user equipment, located in six interconnected satellites across the St. John's Campus and the Ocean Sciences Centre.
The Memorial University Botanical Garden comprises ten acres of cultivated gardens and 100 acres of natural habitat. It undertakes and provides opportunities for biological, ecological, and horticultural education and research for the university, the general public, school children and other organized groups. Research activities include rare plant conservation, site restoration, invasive species, non-timber forest products, and medicinal and ornamental plant research and development.