Access at seashore locations
The stairs at Nauset Light Beach in Eastham are closed due to storm damage. Herring Cove North Lot in Provincetown sustained damage resulting in closure of multiple parking spaces. The Nauset Marsh Trail bridge was destroyed in a 2012 storm. More »
Research Needs & Opportunities
Opportunities for Research
The Atlantic Research & Learning Center (ARLC) has ambitious research goals. The ARLC looks to expand upon our research partnerships with individuals, colleges and universities, public agencies and non-governmental organizations. It is a priority of the ARLC to foster research that will contribute to Park Service management objectives.
CACO has a proud history of fostering both independent and collaborative research within its borders. The ARLC plays a pivotal role in providing researchers the resources and facilities they need to carry out their work. Individuals interested in learning more about past and present research taking place at CACO should visit the NPS Research Permit and Reporting System website and review the archive of Investigator's Annual Reports. These reports are mandatory year-end summaries written by Principal Investigators intended to record and communicate objectives and progress of all permitted research projects. In addition, interested parties should review the CACO Research Catalog document which provides an in depth description of the most pressing needs for CACO within the natural and cultural resource sciences. Please take the time to explore our various online resources in order to obtain a greater understanding of the dynamic of research taking place at CACO. Like the seashore itself, research at the park is diverse and ever changing; please contact us for the most up-to-date information in your area of interest.
The Research Catalog is a document which provides an in-depth description of the most pressing needs for CACO within the natural and cultural resource sciences. It is meant to be used as a guide for those considering research at CACO. The catalog, published in 2003, is by no means exhaustive. The nature of research is fast-paced and ever changing; please contact us for the most up-to-date information in your particular field of expertise. Click this link to view or download a pdf file.
Did You Know?
An abundance of sandy soil and shallow freshwater ponds for breeding make Cape Cod National Seashore an ideal landscape for Spadefoot Toads. A Threatened Species, the Seashore supports their largest known population in the Northeast. Some park roads are closed on rainy nights to protect them.