The owners of The Brando, while they were building the resort, had the vision to build a facility on the island that could be used by scientific researchers. They then donated this to the Tetiaroa Society and it became our Ecostation. The Ecostation serves as a hub for the scientific and conservation work on Tetiaroa. Designed and built to LEED Platinum standards, it has dormitory rooms, a common social/work area, an indoor lab, and an outdoor wet lab. Situated near The Brando staff village, it is integrated into the Onetahi community and a comfortable place to live and work. It allows immediate access to reef environments, archeological sites, brackish lakes and a direct access to deep ocean water at the Ecostation. Visitors have access to boats, kayaks, diving equipment (pre-booking required), seawater tables, aquarium and dry laboratory space, along with housing and meals.