Improving on Paradise: Gump Station Receives $2 million Grant
This year, one of the College’s most spectacular natural research and teaching resources, the Richard B. Gump South Pacific Research Station on the island of Moorea, received a $2 million infusion from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The grant will fund expanded research facilities, housing for investigators, and infrastructure improvements, including fiber optic networking.
In 2004, the National Science Foundation selected Moorea for its prestigious Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program. The upgrades made possible by the grant are essential to support LTER and to accommodate the related growth of coral reef research.