The Calabash Caye Field Station (CCFS) was established on September 27, 1995 and is Belize’s first nationally owned and managed marine research facility. The CCFS was initially opened under the Marine Research Center (MRC) of the University College of Belize(UCB) after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the UCB and the Government of Belize. In August of 2000, the University of Belize (UB) was created and the MRC was changed to the Calabash Caye Field Station.Over the past decade the field station has hosted numerous visiting groups and researchers.
Since 2009, the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) of UB has been in charge of the field station providing marine science education to both Belizean students and foreign students. The ERI has also developed various monitoring and research programs which feed directly into management of the Turneffe Atoll.
The Calabash Caye Field Station, Dedicated to excellence in marine science education and research.