NASA imaging of coast

What is Place-Based Research?

Place-based research stations provide living libraries for students, researchers, and the general public interested in the environment.


Strategic Vision

Recommendations for key investments to maximize the unique contributions of field stations and marine labs.

Sandstone mountains

About This Website

This site is a joint venture of the Organization of Biological Field Stations and the National Association of Marine Laboratories.



iDigBio Digitization Workshop

iDigBio, the National Science Foundation’s national coordinating center and resource for enabling and facilitating the digitization of biodiversity specimens, is teaming with OBFS for a one-day field station digitization workshop.


New Working Group: Art at FSML Sites

A new group is forming to look at Art at Field Stations and Marine Labs.


Poster Sessions at the 2014 OBFS-NAML Joint Meeting

Details about the Poster session at the 2014 OBFS-NAML Joint Meeting

Reserva Ecológica Bijagual

About OBFS

The Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS) is a non-profit multinational organization representing field stations and research centers around the globe.

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Nantucket Marsh

About NAML

The National Association of Marine Laboratories (NAML) is a nonprofit organization of over 120 members representing marine and Great Lakes laboratories stretching from Guam to Bermuda and Alaska to Puerto Rico.

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