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Cal Poly Fall Pier Open House Canceled due to ongoing construction, but will return in spring.

Fall Pier Open House Canceled

Due to ongoing construction, the Cal Poly Pier Open House has been canceled this fall, but we plan to continue hosting this free community event in the spring.

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Image of the Cal Poly Pier from a distance


The Center for Coastal Marine Sciences facilities consist of research labs, faculty and student offices, and a lab at the end of its pier in Avila Beach.

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The R/V T.L. Richards

The CCMS takes delivery of its new 26' Radon research vessel!

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Divers doing research underwater

Marine Operations

Marine Operations runs the Cal Poly Pier & SeaWater System (SWS) and Scientific Boating & Diving programs to help you access the water!

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Real-World Research

Students in the marine program do hands-on research that could impact local ecosystems.

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Live Pier Camera

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