The emphasis of the SBSA is to gather individuals and institutions whom face similar research boating safety training needs and provide a mechanism to connect personnel and resources. The following is a listing of those individuals and institutions providing boating safety instruction. Interested in opportunities in boating safety instruction in your area, please contact the SBSA or become a member.
Institutions Offering Boating Safety Instruction
The following institutions offer boating safety instruction. Please contact them directly for information on the instruction offered, dates, locations, costs and other details.
San Francisco State University
3 Day MOCC/MOTC
University of New England
2 hour classroom/2 hour boating
Oregon State University
3 Day MOCC/MOTC; One day course, CPR/FA; can arrange ACA training
University of California, Santa Cruz
5 day MOTC/OWM
3 Day MOCC/MOTC, One day course, 4-Day MOTC & 3 Day OWM
Monterey Bay Aquarium
MOCC-based training created for specific MBA operations.
The mission of the Scientific Boating Safety Association (SBSA) is to facilitate the development of safe and productive scientific boaters through education, research and the advancement of standards for scientific boating practices, certifications and operations. SBSA provides up to three $300 training awards annually to undergraduate and/or graduate students to help offset the cost of their hands-on boater training. Applicants for boating training fund must fulfill the following requirements:
1. Home institution must be an Organizational Member of SBSA. Non-members may join here.
2. Student requires scientific boating as part of your research or education.
3. Submit electronically a brief proposal:
o Describing why this training is needed?
o Significance of the boating research you are planning to be apart of.
o What the funds will be used for (boat training related).
o One reference.