Opportunities For Boating Safety Instruction

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.

Institution NameContact EmailTraining OfferedTraining Frequency (Year)FeesLet us know if there are any other special considerations for the training you provide (i.e. must bring own vehicle, boat, no onsite lodging, etc).Email AddressCan you provide training for persons outside your institution?
San Francisco State Universitydbell@sfsu.eduThree day course (MOCC/MOTC)2-3 per year$125-300Must provide own vehicles, lodging not included.Yes
University of New Englandacoyac@une.edu2 hour classroom/2 hour boating1 per year$0 nowMaybe
Oregon State Universitykevin.buch@oregonstate.eduThree day course (MOCC/MOTC), One day course, CPR/FA; can arrange ACA training2-3 per yearvariesYes
University of California, Santa Cruzsrclabue@ucsc.edu5 day MOTC/OWM2 per year$100/day/studentStudents need to provide their own foul weather gear and lodging.Maybe
UC Davisboating@ucdavis.eduThree day course (MOCC/MOTC), One day course, 4-Day MOTC & 3 Day OWMMOTC - 4 / OWM -2UC & CSU $800 / State & Fed $1,200ON-site Lodging and Meals Available / Participants bring some boatsYes
Monterey Bay Aquariumsreid@mbayaq.orgMOCC-based training created for specific MBA operations.Varys, up to 10 per yearNoneOur boating program is evolving, we just adopted our Boating Safety Manual, which includes aspects of training for MBA staff. Our training is hands on, with the Boating Safety Officer and/or Designee providing the training. 3 of our trainers have taken MOCC, and one is a MOTC grad, and trainer.No
Scripps Institution of Oceanographybrett@ucsd.edu4 day MOCC which includes pier operations3$150No onsite lodging, but many nearby options.Maybe
UCSCbenet@ucsc.edu, ucscboats@gmail.com5 day MOTC + OWM2$300-500 depending on type of courseMust provide own housing, food and transportation. Priority is given to UCSC staff and student researchers. Unfilled spots may be allocated to outside trainees if available.Maybe
USCtoudin@usc.eduOne day course15-20 per yearNoneYes
University of Hawaii at Hilosjkenned@hawaii.eduThree day course (MOCC/MOTC)1 per year$250Maybe


SBSA Student Training Award (Draft)

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 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.
2. Require scientific boating as part of you 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

To Apply for this award, please contact the SBSA.