Mote’s Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration (IC2R3) is 19,000 square feet of research, education, offices and dormitories, on almost an acre of Lower Florida Keys canal-side property. More than 300 feet of dock space and 120 feet of mangrove-fringed shoreline provide space for resident and visiting research support vessels. IC2R3 provides a base of operations for Mote's ongoing research and education programs in the Florida Keys, and it is also open to visiting research or education group.


Linens and towels are provided, and the kitchens are fully equipped with pots, pans, silverware, plates, glasses, etc. Phones are available in every room for unlimited local calls, and long distance calls can be made using a calling card or other pre-paid calling card. Every room has high-speed internet access capabilities at no additional charge for visitors. There are two dormitory-style spaces, accommodating groups of up to 12 people.

Easy access to our deep water canal and shallow hardbottom/grass flats near the wall make it an ideal location for a quick swim or snorkel.

Classroom/Conference Room

A large room is available for use as a classroom or meeting room. Various A/V equipment is available for general use, including overhead projectors, PowerPoint-compatible video projector with laptop, and teleconferencing capabilities. Seating and tables can be configured to accommodate each group’s needs, with a capacity of up to 100 people.

For conferences or meetings, coffee and continental-style breakfast, as well as bag lunches can be arranged.


The Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration
24244 Overseas Highway, 
Summerland Key, FL 33042
(305) 745-2729, ext. 700

Reservations and fees

To inquire about reservations, obtain field support, or check availability for dormitory and research lab space, please fill out our Facility Use Request Form.

Click here for current fees related to facilities use and research support.