Below is a list of the most current KML forms, arranged by category. PDF’s can be opened, filled out, and saved using the free Acrobat reader available here.

Email completed forms to the Operations Manager, Lisa Tipsword.

*KML COVID-19 Forms and Information (07/2021)*


COVID-19  Health Status Survey– To be completed by every visitor to KML

COVID-19 Illness Contingency Plan – 1 per group, must be approved before arrival. All group members should know the plan. 

PDF Version of above forms


Please see our COVID-19 Information page.

Price list, rate calculator, and welcome documents


Facilities Use Request Form (FURF)NEW Online form!

  • This form is necessary for all KML bookings
  • FURF Group List – names of all members in your group

Seawater Use Request Form (SURF) – fillable PDF ver 2018.09.01

  • This form is necessary for ALL KML Seawater Systems use
  • See KML Rate Sheet & Rate Calculator for prices
  • Please refer to Seawater Use Guidelines


Education, Research & Specimen Collections

You are responsible for providing all necessary permits and special activities licenses for any and all education, research, & specimen collections.

IACUC protocols for all vertebrate research and education projects:

Please fill out and have you Institutional IACUC Representative sign our:

IACUC Memorandum of Understanding 

Additionally, please provide your approved IACUC protocol for your work as well as any associated permits. 

These plans must be received 45 business days prior to your arrival to allow adequate time for our review process. Please see our Permitting and IACUC Information page or contact Joshua Farmer with any questions regarding Permiting or IACUC procedures.  

Sampling and Collecting in the Florida Keys and at KML

Snorkel (free diving) & Boat Trips at KML

Gear Decontamination Protocols

Florida Reef Tract Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease information and updates can be found at the Florida Keys National Marine Sactuary website

Download decontamination protocols here

Diving at KML

Remember that all forms must be completed in full and submitted to KML DSO for review and approval before you arrive at the lab.


Forms: must be received 14 business days prior to diving

Self-captained vessels