SF State manages the R/V Questuary, the only dedicated university research vessel working on San Francisco Bay and the Delta. Located at the university field station in Tiburon, California, the R/V Questuary is an ideal platform for estuarine research and is equipped for a wide range of oceanographic sampling and educational missions. In addition to the R/V Questuary, SF State Marine Operations maintains a diverse fleet of small research boats that are available for use by university students, faculty and staff.
Scuba diving is an integral component to sub-aquatic research and SF State Marine Operations manages the Scientific Diving Program for the university. The Scientific Diving Program provides advanced scuba and life saving skills training to university students and faculty and assists in conducting sub-aquatic research.
SF State Marine Operations believes that well trained individuals are essential to meeting safe and successful research goals. Our Safety Training Program provides multiple levels of training including small boat operations, scientific diving and advanced lifesaving skills.
SF State Marine Operations can help you plan your research or education field logistics, including site assessment and cruise planning, oceanographic equipment and personnel support.