The Marine Magnetic Resonance Facility (MMRF), is a major EMC supported resource housed at CMAST on the coast in Morehead City, NC. The facility maintains the only horizontal bore instrument in the world dedicated to in vivo longitudinal dynamic stress-response studies in intact living marine organisms. This facility and the expertise to run it are now available to marine scientists across the country and around the world.
The MMRF at CMAST can obtain very detailed pictures of what the tissues and organs inside a marine creature look like, as well as how metabolic pathways respond to environmental stressors. Moreover, there are a wide range of industrial applications for agriculture and aquaculture industries, such as looking at metabolic efficiencies in various strains of crops or aquatic species raised in hatcheries.