National marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers closed to the public; waters remain open

NOAA's national marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers are currently closed to the public, and in accordance with Executive Order 13991 - Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask Wearing, all individuals in NOAA-managed areas are required to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on mask-wearing and maintaining social distances. Sanctuary waters remain open for responsible use in accordance with CDC guidance, U.S. Coast Guard requirements, and local regulations. More information on the response from NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries can be found on

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Santa Barbara Main Office
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
University of California Santa Barbara
Ocean Science Education Building 514, MC 6155
Santa Barbara, CA  93106-6155
Office: 805.893.6437
Fax: 805.893.6438
Maps: UCSB Campus Map for Parking Information here
(On this map, the sanctuary office is within the Ocean Science Education Building, located at the map grid intersection of row F and column 12)


At Santa Barbara Harbor (staff member present 1-2 days per week)
113 Harbor Way, Suite 150
Santa Barbara, CA. 93109

At Channel Islands Boating Center (staff member present 2-days per week)
3880 Bluefin Circle
Oxnard, CA 93035

Sanctuary Team Members

Federal Employees:

Chris Mobley
Sanctuary Superintendent

Shauna Bingham
Volunteer Coordinator

Julie Bursek
Team Lead for Education and Outreach


Chris Caldow
Research Coordinator


LTJG Nicolas (Nick) DeProspero
Vessel Operations Coordinator; NOAA Corps Officer

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Duncan
Research Ecologist, Cardinal Point Captains.

Laura Francis
Education Coordinator


Ryan Freedman
Research Ecologist, Cardinal Point Captains

Sean Hastings
Resource Protection Coordinator


Todd Jacobs
Deputy Superintendent for Operations and Administration


Michael Murray
Deputy Superintendent for Programs

Lindsey Peavey Reeves, Ph.D.
Research Specialist

Robert Schwemmer
West Coast Regional Maritime Heritage Coordinator


Rebecca Young
Program Support Specialist


Contractors, Affiliates, Fellows & Interns:

Jessie Altstatt
LiMPETS Progam Coordinator

Jackie Buhl
Technical Science Writer & Researcher / Deckhand, Cardinal Point Captains

Jennifer Brown, Ph.D
Project Science, ECOS Consulting

Mari Cajandig
GIS Specialist, Cardinal Point Captains

Rocio Lozano-Knowlton
President, MERITO Foundation™


Zac Montgomery
Vessel crew, Cardinal Point Captains

Jess Morten
Resource Protection Specialist, California Marine Sanctuary Foundation and Greater Farallones Association

Marshall Stein
Vessel Operator, Cardinal Point Captains

Staff from the Headquarters Office of National Marine Sanctuaries stationed at the CINMS Office:

Amy Cale-Huebner
Kiosk and Exhibit Design, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Claire Fackler
National Education Liaison, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

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