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GDCS Locations

GDCS facilities are equally spread between Arizona and Hawaiʻi


GDCS-Arizona is housed in the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 7. The Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 7 serves as a new gateway to the Tempe campus at the southwest corner of University Drive and Rural Road. The new, approximately 281,000 gross-square-foot, high-performance research facility fosters an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge generation and leading-edge research, including innovative endeavors focusing on the sustainability of food, water, and energy. In addition to public outreach and exhibit spaces, ISTB7 houses Global Futures, the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, the Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service, the School of Sustainability, and the Institute of Human Origins. The building also includes classrooms and a conference center with a 389-seat presentation hall. ISTB 7 also has research labs for biological sciences, engineering, life sciences, and sustainability. Dry lab space includes computing, cyber-security, engineering design and fabrication, and robotics. The building is designed to meet specifications for LEED Gold at a minimum, with intention of achieving a higher certification.


GDCS-Hawaiʻi is headquartered in the ASU Pacific Ridge-to-Reef Program, located in a joint facility in Hilo, Hawaiʻi that is administered by the US Forest Service. The Hilo facility houses computational and chemical labs, offices, conference rooms, and field operations space. GDCS-Hawaiʻi is located next door to the University of Hawaii at Hilo, fostering inter-university collaboration across the Hawaiian Islands. GDCS also operates major program elements along the West Hawaiʻi Island coastline, including Honokohau Harbor north of Kailua-Kona and Miloliʻi Village in South Kona District. From both locations, GDCS scientists operate large and small vessels for reef research and conservation applications. West Hawaiʻi is also home to the ASU Coral Atlas Laboratory, a network of field sites and land-based partners linking community-scale research and outreach to the global ASU Allen Coral Atlas program that seeks to map the world’s coral reefs with aircraft and satellite technology.

GDCS Arizona
Walton Center for Planetary Health, 5th floor
777 E University Dr
Tempe, AZ 85287

Phone: 480-727-7896

GDCS Hawaii
60 Nowelo Street
Hilo HI 96720