Marine Science Research Building

35,230 ft2 of laboratory and office space

MSI building from Bren Hall entrance

The Marine Science Institute is housed in the picturesque Marine Science Research Building (MSRB) on the UCSB campus overlooking the Santa Barbara Channel.  This modern facility includes 35,230 ft2 of laboratory and office space that houses the research and administrative needs of MSI. Specialized use facilities within the MSRB include: seawater work rooms with running sea water, controlled environment rooms with temperature and humidity control, computer server room for research and administrative computational support, hazardous materials storage, conference rooms and an auditorium equipped with audio-visual technology and fixed seating for 85.