The centre has a role as an academic research institution with focus on the nature of the Breiðafjörður Bay and the surrounding areas. Supervision of research students and organization and hosting of field trips/courses is also among the centre's assignments.
The centre works in close co-operation and has access to the ecological and molecular labs of the W-Iceland Institute of Natural History.
Accomodation for visiting students and scientists
A flat for visiting researchers is provided by the town of Stykkishólmur. Researchers in collaborative projects with the Snæfellsnes Research Centre come first. Contact the director (joneinar att hi.is) for availability.