Marine Resources Center
The South Carolina Marine Resources Center encompasses 78 acres of historic property located on James Island adjacent to the Charleston Harbor estuary. The Marine Center occupies land where the historic Ft. Johnson was once located, and where the first shots of the American Civil War were fired.
Today, the Marine Resources Center supports several state and federal research facilities on a modern campus that is largely maintained by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The headquarters for the SCDNR’s Marine Resources Division is located at the Marine Center along with a few staff from other divisions of the agency. Other agencies and institutions located at the Marine Center include: