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CSL History

   
   
1970  

Robert Ginsburg and colleagues at the Shell Research Laboratory in Coral Gables, Florida pioneered work in comparative sedimentology of carbonate sediments. This early work laid the foundation for the formation of the CSL at Fisher Island Station when Ginsburg joined the University of Miami in the early 1970's.

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Photo: Coring on mudbank in Florida Bay
   
1971  

Fisher Island Station at the time of acquisition by the University of Miami, circa August 1971.

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Photo: Fisher Island Station circa August 1971
   
1972  

The acquisition of the former U.S. Quarantine station on Fisher Island led to the founding of the Comparative Sedimentology Laboratory in 1972 by Robert Ginsburg.

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Photo: Cesare Emiliani in front of the boathouse on Fisher Island in August of 1971.
   
1972  

Robert Ginsburg, spring of 1972 in the laboratory building of the new Fisher Island Station.

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Photo: Robert Ginsburg
   
1986  

Carbonate Facies Seminar were led by Robert Ginsburg and his associates throughout the existence of the Comparative Sedimentology Laboratory. Trips to the Bahamas and Belize were offered on a regular basis.

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Photo: The 1986 Shell Oil Company seminar to the Bahamas.
   
1987  

The Comparative Sedimentology Laboratory has had a long history of support from the Industrial Associates Program. This photo shows the participants of the 1987 Associates meeting, including CSL staff and students.

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Photo: Participants of the 1987 Associates meeting, including CSL staff and students.
   
1989  

A "tree planting" tradition at Fisher Island that marked the departure of either a graduating student, post-doctoral associate, or long-time staff member.

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Photo: A "tree planting" for Djafar Aissaoui.
   
1989  

The Administration and office building at Fisher Island Station was the headquarters for the Comparative Sedimentology Laboratory until the University sold the property in Spring 1990.

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1989  

View of the CSL Fisher Island Station in 1989 shortly before the property was sold and the Laboratory moved to Virginia Key.

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Photo: The Administration and office building at Fisher Island Station 1989.
   
1990  

The Laboratory was moved to the Rosenstiel School Campus on Virginia Key in May, 1990.

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Photo: Gathering of CSL friends, faculty, post-docs, former students, and industrial associate members, Dolomite Conference, Italy, circa 1991.
   
 

 

 

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