The marine campus is located on an 18-acre waterfront campus on Virginia Key in Biscayne Bay. In 2014 the $50 million Marine and Life Sciences Seawater Complex and the Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. SUSTAIN Building opened; the latter facility will enable researchers to study why some storms rapidly intensify into mega-hurricanes The campus is part of a 65-acre marine research and education district that includes two U.S. Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research laboratories and the MAST Academy, the Miami-Dade County magnet high school for marine science and technology.