Baruch Marine Field Lab

The Baruch Marine Field Laboratory (BMFL) is a part of the Baruch Institute, organizationally within the USC College of Arts and Sciences’ School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment. On an annual basis, over 100 scientists from more than 20 universities and agencies work at the Baruch Marine Field Laboratory (BMFL) on a diversity of research projects.

The marsh-side Marine Field Laboratory complex consists of a large building for research and education activities, two seawater buildings, outdoor mesocosms, boardwalks and piers, a maintenance shop, and boat sheds.The main building contains research laboratories, a seminar room, conference-dining room, archived-sample room, classroom, teaching lab, walk-in refrigerators and freezers, large screened work areas, and technical and administrative support offices. In 1992, a wing was added to the main building to serve as the headquarters of the North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. The headquarters building includes six offices, a monitoring lab, classroom and library.