Obtaining a Scientific Research Permit
With its well-documented history of glaciation, processes of biological succession, intact ecosystems, pure waters and air, Glacier Bay is a world-renowned locality to conduct research.
A Scientific Research and Collecting Permit is required to conduct research or collect specimens on all National Park Service Lands. Researchers are encouraged to contact the Glacier Bay Research Coordinator early in the planning process to discuss proposed work and streamline the permitting process.
Glacier Bay National Park Research Coordinator:
To aid in the preparation of a successful application, researchers should first review the following documents:
If any of the above documents suggest that your research may require exceptions or special conditions, please ensure that you communicate those needs with the Research Coordinator.
Research Permit Application Process
Did You Know?
In 1899, an earthquake measuring 8.4 on the Richter Scale so shook the glaciers in Glacier Bay, the budding tourism industry nearly died. There was so much ice in the water from the shattered glaciers, visitors to Glacier Bay did not return to for over ten years.