Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies

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SF State's bayside marine and estuarine research facility.

Marine Operations

Marine Operations supports San Francisco State University students, faculty, and staff in conducting marine research by providing research vessels, oceanographic sampling equipment, operator training and field logistics support.

Private companies, institutions and other organizations conducting scientific research on San Francisco Bay may charter vessels through Marine Operations. To qualify, charters must be for research, education or data collection purposes that further scientific knowledge. Marine Operations is also the home of the San Francisco State University Scientific Diving Program, which supports submerged science and education at the University.


For more information and to book charters, please visit


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