Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary - Research

Infrastructure

Research and monitoring are founded on competent data acquisition. The Channel Isalnds National Marine Sanctuary maintains a variety of monitoring tools to perform a diverse suite of sampling. This diversity in capacity allows us to address ongoing needs, as well as new and emerging issues that require scientific data to resolve.

Vessels

Vessels The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS) operates the 62ft Research Vessel Shearwater and the 28ft Research Vessel Sharkcat principally for research, with some additional vessel operations to support education as well as management and enforcement of Sanctuary rules. Vessel schedules are based on the calendar year with a combination of internal and external projects supported. Those interested in opportunities aboard CINMS vessels should explore their capabilities and application process here.

Other Capacities

Shark Tagging The Research Department at CINMS also maintains a variety of sampling gear to perform the diverse set of protocols to evaluate ecosystem status. These include water and plankton sampling as well as maintaining a team of scientific divers.

 

 

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