​​ ​ The Chincoteague Bay Field Station of the Marine Science​ Consortium provides outstanding multi-disciplinary, educational and research opportunities that celebrate the rich natural, cultural, economic, and technological resources of the mid-Atlantic Coastal region through field-based and hands-on learning, often in affiliation with multiple public and private partners.

To accomplish this mission, the Chincoteague Bay Field Station will provide a unique set of educational and research experiences; expand research collaborations among member universities, MSC, NASA Wallops Flight Facility, US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and other public and private partners; expand and enhance programs for pre-college, university, and adult learners. These interrelated ends will be facilitated by means of: committed faculty, motivated and diverse students, stimulating programs and exceptional facilities. ​