If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.
- Henry J. Tillman
Our comfortable, airy living quarters consist of a common area with a kitchenette and an office/workspace. The facility has sleeping space for up to 18 scientists and staff in five air-conditioned bedrooms.
Meals are provided at The Brando staff cantina, a short walk/pedal from the housing facility. Bicycles are available, and visitors are encouraged to follow the well-paved bike paths and explore the islet, Motu One.
fins, masks and snorkels
Our wet lab is plumbed with fresh water, surface seawater and deep ocean water and includes an outdoor aquarium.
A 40-square-meter air-conditioned dry lab with teaching spaces, workspaces and general lab equipment is available to all researchers.
Any researcher wanting to start a scientific research project (or hold a university class) on Tetiaroa must complete the necessary application steps, a process which can take from 3 - 6 months to complete. Please plan accordingly.
If you have any questions please contact us.
Things to know.
There are also opportunities to discuss and present your research with guests staying on Tetiaroa. Researchers may be asked to present their research in the form of a short presentation once during their stay.
Base Rate for International Researchers (must register through Gump Station):
Charge for French Polynesia Based Researchers:
The fee includes shared use of the Tetiaroa Society boat, which for most users must be driven by a Tetiaroa Society driver. Use of the boat is shared with other researchers and is subject to availability of the TS driver. Those requiring dedicated and extended use of the boat, or wishing to drive it themselves, should contact Tetiaroa Society in advance of their visit. Dedicated use will usually entail an additional fee of $50 per half day.
Chemicals may be provided upon request prior to your visit but large quantities may require an additional fee.
Scuba diving is available on site at an extra cost.
Boat transportation departing from Tahiti is available for Tetiaroa Society Ecostation guests at $100 per round-trip (Tahiti-Tetiaroa-Tahiti).
Domestic airplane transportation is available at an extra cost and is subject to availability.