Long-Term Research


Since our founding in 1846, we have partnered with other institutions to understand and celebrate natural and cultural diversity. At Smithsonian, we are dedicated to continuing our work for centuries to come, gathering data and providing insight into patterns of change over time.

Long-Term Research at Work

Belize, New Zealand, Panama, Australia

Protecting Endangered Mangroves around the World

Honduras, Colombia, Myanmar

Marine Conservation Program

Curaçao (The Netherlands)

Deep Reef Observation Project (DROP)