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Marine Operations Facility

The seaside location of UCSB greatly facilitates local research in the Santa Barbara Channel. The Marine Science Institute operates the RV Cormorant, a 50’ research vessel ideal for diving and coastal oceanographic research. The UCSB Marine Laboratory overseen by the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology provides a fleet of smaller vessels (http://marineops.eemb.ucsb.edu/boats), a facility for diving support services (http://marineops.eemb.ucsb.edu/services/diving-support)  and a high capacity sea water system (http://marineops.eemb.ucsb.edu/services/seawater-system) for use by students, faculty, and staff based at UCSB.