Boat Training Program


All boat users operating under the auspices of UCSC must be trained prior to using any vessel for their research. We typically run two training courses each year, one during the Spring Quarter and the other during the Summer. The Summer class is an intensive 5 day course. We allow only 6 students in each course due to training ratios and logistical constraints. Priority is given to those that need boat operations as part of their work or research. Our course meets the Department of Interior standards for the Motorboat Operator Certification Course (MOCC), which will allow you to operate Federally owned vessels. If you are interested in becoming a UCSC boat operator please review our Boating Manual and complete and submit a boat training application (all found under Boating Forms) either to Dave Benet or Steve Clabuesch at Long Marine Laboratory, Center for Ocean Health building.