Located next door to the Channel Reef community in Corona del Mar, is the historic Kerckhoff Lab in China Cove. Upgrades are needed, but then it looks like the facility will be available to researchers from the University of California at Irvine.
Read Corona del Mar Today’s article, “Upgrades Planned for Historic Kerckhoff Lab“:
The Kerckhoff Lab in China Cove needs some upgrading — new joints, a handicap-accessible ramp and some seismic work — but then will be available to researchers from the University of California at Irvine, UCI representatives told members of the Corona del Mar Residents Association at the group’s monthly board meeting today.
Last spring, the school announced the establishment of UCI OCEANS (Oceans, Changing Environments, Arts, and Nearshore Societies) Initiative, which “will offer a fresh take on ocean research and education by embracing a vision and approach that spans the natural sciences, engineering, social science, arts, education, law, and governance and is thus distinct from other marine research institutions,” the UCI Oceans website states.
As part of the program, UCI staff has been working on a lease agreement with Caltech to share some of the lab’s space; read [Corona del Mar Today’s] earlier story here.
…Caltech representatives have inspected the lab facilities twice, Warmington said, and plan a third architectural and engineering inspection before figuring out how much money the upgrades will cost. The price tag could be $1 million to $2.5 million, he said…
…Once inspections are complete and a budget is established, fundraising will begin…
Read the rest of Corona del Mar Today’s article here: Upgrades Planned for Historic Kerckhoff Lab