The University of the Virgin Islands unveiled the new renovation of the annex that now houses the Green Technology Center and the Geocomputational Analysis and Statistics Institute with offices for the Green Technology Center. According to university officials the renovation was intended to promote a partnership among researchers in green technology, geography and marine science. A secondary benefit will be to boost the profile of the University of the Virgin Islands in those areas. According to University President David Hall, the Green Technology Center and the Geocomputational Analysis and Statistics Institute would be resources that the local government could use to address the territory's economic and environmental crises. The building will also serve as a classroom and lab area for graduate students doing research at the University. The building will be officially open in the fall.