Golfito Marina in Costa Rica has partnered with The International SeaKeepers Society, a US-based not-for-profit organization that focuses on the health of the world’s oceans and climate. As part of the agreement the marina will supplement the shipment of a SeaKeepers “wet lab” container in the weeks ahead from tits headquarters in Miami, Florida to Golfito in Costa Rica.

Golfito Marina Village and Resort is a new 40-acre (just over 160,000 sq m) development and Blue-flag marina under construction in the ocean-side town of Golfito.

Once in place on the development’s property, a team of researchers and scientists from the University of Florida will begin using the 40-foot lab to conduct biodiversity research.

“We are beyond thrilled to announce the culmination of this partnership and to welcome the SeaKeepers team to our development,” says Noam Schwartz of Hacienda El Dorado S.A., the marina developer. “This long-term relationship will undoubtedly yield vital discoveries about our oceans as well as how to protect them,” Schwartz adds.

Commenting on the news, Richard Snow, president & CEO of The International SeaKeepers Society, says: “To have full access to not only the distinctive ecological surroundings of Golfito Marina Village and Resort, but to be able to travel to the nearby Galapagos Islands and Pacific Ocean will be an invaluable asset to our research teams, moving forward.”