Research Centres & Field Stations

Brandy Cove
St. Andrews, New Brunswick CANADA E0G 2X0

McGill contact:
Susan Gabe [email]
Biology Department, Stewart Biology Bldg., W4/15
(514) 398-7045 | Fax: (514) 398-5069

The HUNTSMAN MARINE SCIENCE CENTRE (HMSC) is a nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to research and education. It is located at St. Andrews, N.B. and serves as a salt water field facility for research and teaching by "full member" universities and three "associate members". The laboratory sits on the shore in 30 ha of land at the estuary of the St. Croix River. It offers access to salt marsh, estuarine, intertidal beach and rock, and coastal marine systems as well as forest, field, stream, and lake sites.

Facilities include large wet and dry labs, vessels for collection, animal holding facilities, a small fish hatchery, a SCUBA compressor and other basic lab equipment. There is a resident scientific staff, a scientific "stores" and a workshop. Accommodation and meals can be provided for 65. Types of Acommodations can be found at:

For member universities, research space is charged at $75 to $100 per week and accommodation with three meals per day is $33.60 to $44.10. Cottage apartments for visitors and their families are also available at $105.00 to $420.00 per week. Note: Prcies are subject to revision. Some of the marine field courses held at HMSC appear in the McGill Calendar.

For further information contact the "coordinator" of "research activities" or of the "academic education" program. Please click HERE for the Staff Contact List.