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Tour the Cal Poly Pier

The Open House Tour of the Cal Poly Pier is set for May 6!

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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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