Boston University - Marine Program

Marine-Focused Research and Teaching

The marine science teaching and research program was relocated from a remote site to a 1980’s biosciences building on Boston University’s main Charles River Campus. The 7,500 SF renovation supports the Boston University Marine Program (BUMP) and its unique heavy use of fresh sea water. It is a truly ‘wet’ laboratory environment while also using the delicate instrumentation of a dry laboratory.

With no source for actual sea water in the new location, the design includes a salt water ‘Life Support System’ to provide filtered and tempered artificial sea water for a variety of teaching and research goals. Included in the BUMP program is a 24-student wet/dry teaching laboratory and research laboratories that support PCR sequencing / DNA extraction, electrophysiology, acoustics, electrochemical communication studies, and aquatic animal housing.


Boston, MA

Building Type

Academic STEM & Research, Learning Spaces


7,500 SF

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