Planning, Documents, & Policies

Please review our station policies regarding operations during COVID-19.

Permitting & site-selection:

TNC permits – for intertidal or higher work on Nature Conservancy lands

Oyster grounds + usage (map)

Shellfish grounds, habitat permits + more from VMRC (map)

+ more information about oyster leases from VMRC

SAV + usage (map)

Protected lands map layer for ESVA

Tide visualization (next 36 hours) from VIMS

Note that work with fauna requires DGIF (terrestrial) or VMRC (marine) permits. All permits should be in place before you begin fieldwork. See the Information for Researchers tab for additional information on island closures and access restrictions during the summer nesting season.

A complete guide to island ownership and visitation regulations to help you navigate the relevant permitting agencies for island-based research.

Real time water quality data in southern VCR coastal lagoons


Facilities & fieldwork:

Facilities Use Agreement

Laboratory policies

Best Practices: Fieldwork & Boating

Policies for Researchers in Residence and Other Visitors