stampCelebrating ten years of universities, state and federal agencies working together for safer boating

The first meeting of what was to become SBSA was held at UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory March 28-30, 2005.

That workshop was attended by 23 representatives responsible for vessel operations at 14 different research institutions and government agencies on the west coast.

Who We Are
The Scientific Boating Safety Association (SBSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating safe boating practices and to minimize accidental injury among those using boats for research and training. To meet this mission, SBSA members provide or make

available initial training and refresher courses, share expertise, advice and recommendations, formulate guidelines and procedures, and publish a safety manual with appendices for local areas. Our goal is to ensure that scientific boating is conducted in a safe and effective manner.    





Call For Boating Statistics
Active SBSA Organizational Members are encouraged to enter boating activity statistics for 2014 using our web form.

Click Here to Enter Your 2014 Boating Statistics

Annual Business Meeting                                                                                                       SBSA will be holding its annual meeting at USC’s  Wrigley Inst. for Enviro. Studies on Catalina Island  Monday, December 7 to Thursday, 10, 2015. Contact SBSA for details.

Individual Membership
Scientific boaters and educators not affiliated with an Organizational Member as well as those with research boating experience now have a say in national scientific boating policy.
Membership is $25/year. Individual Members do have a vote in SBSA policy and BoD elections.  Click here for the application form

Organizational Membership
With an Organizational membership base encompassing the entire United States, the SBSA is the largest, most influential scientific non-profit boating organization in the world. SBSA has achieved it’s prominent position through effective advocacy enlightened leadership, technical competence and hard work.

Download The SBSA OM Application Form

For more information on becoming a member, please contact the Scientific Boating Safety Association.