Field Safety

Field safety overview and planning:

Essential information for accessing our station and nearby field sites is provided in this field safety overview document. Additional sections (highlighted in yellow) should be discussed and completed by individual research groups.


More detailed field safety information is included in plans developed by VCR LTER for each primary ecosystem on the coast:

Barrier Islands         —————–             Lagoon            —————           Marsh and Forest


If you are unfamiliar with working in these ecosystem (or need a refresher), look through our research community-sourced Field Gear Recommendations for working in the nearby ecosystems. Thanks to VCR LTER project members for building this document!

When planning your work during cold weather, consider real time information on local water conditions.