THE INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCES (IMS) SCIENTIFIC BOATING PROGRAM

The UCSC/IMS Scientific Boating program has a variety of vessels available for researchers to use. To ensure safe operation and proper care all users must be trained and/or checked out by the Diving and Boating Safety Officer, even kayak users. If you need to use the boats for your research please fill out and submit a Boating Proposal form well in advance of your planned use to allow time for training.

UCSC is a founding member of the Scientific Boating Safety Association, created to standardize boat training in the scientic community. Click on the link below for more information.