UGAMI is used for both long-term and short-term research projects. Long-term researchers are scientists who generally maintain semi-permanent housing and have students and technicians living at the Institute for months at a time. Short-term researchers come from multiple institutions to conduct field work. Although most are domestic, we also host international researchers.
The greatest assets that UGAMI can offer visiting scientists are:
Access – UGAMI offers access to protected barrier island habitats, including some of the most expansive and relatively undisturbed salt marshes along the U.S. eastern seaboard
Data – Researchers can build on long-term monitoring data, together with the results from numerous directed studies
Community – UGAMI serves as a focal point that fosters connections among scholars from multiple institutions and fields of study