Ocean Health Building

The Ocean Health Building at Long Marine Laboratory is a research and teaching facility for vertebrate and invertebrate coastal biology and ecology, as well as marine conservation and policy. Built entirely with private support, the building opened in 2001 with 23,000 square feet of labs, offices, and meeting rooms, providing much needed facilities for faculty, researchers, and students. The building has a 60-seat lecture/seminar room and a 20-seat conference room.  photo showing outside of Center for Ocean Health Building

At the Ocean Health Building, UC Santa Cruz has brought together some of the world's leading coastal and marine scientists, government and non-government coastal conservation and policy experts, and public education leaders. Their projects and partnerships are addressing a wide range of concerns, including complex coastal science and policy issues; troubled sea otter populations in Alaska and California; long-term biological changes in the coastal ocean, including sustainability of fisheries and Marine Protected Areas; ocean acidification; the life histories of and migration patterns of marine mammals and anadromous fish species.

CONTACT: Maria Choy (mjchoy@ucsc.edu), Ocean Health Building Administrative Manager