Estuary & Ocean Science Center, SFSU

place Belvedere Tiburon, California, USA


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The Estuary & Ocean Science Center (EOS Center) at the SFSU Romberg Tiburon Campus supports scientific study of the sea, enhances public engagement with marine science and develops solutions to the environmental problems confronting coastal communities. We connect science, society and the sea through outstanding interdisciplinary research, education and outreach programs to train the next generation of scientists and sustain healthy and resilient coastal ecosystems for future generations.

The EOS Center welcomes students and scholars from SF State, and elsewhere, to study and conduct research at the only marine laboratory located on the shore of San Francisco Bay. We are a gateway for scientific study of the extraordinary diversity of marine and coastal ecosystems nearby including the San Francisco Estuary and its tidal marshes and eelgrass meadows, and the sandy beaches, rocky shores, esteros, lagoons and open ocean ecosystems just beyond the Golden Gate.

What We Do

We support SF State departments that offer courses or conduct research related to marine and coastal environments and related topics through our specialized facilities and meeting rooms. We offer a diversity of research and educational opportunities through the SF Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) program and our partnership with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, both co-located with the EOS Center on the SF State Romberg Tiburon Campus.

We collaborate with community organizations, K-12 educators, governmental science agencies and industry in collaborative research, K-12 science education, workforce development, and business incubation programs related to marine and coastal environmental science and technology.


Karina N.
Director and Professor
Rebecca J
Rebecca J.
Community Engagement
Aimee G.
Coastal Training Program Coordinator
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