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Guide to the University of California, Santa Barbara, Marine Science Institute Collection
UArch 82  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: University of California, Santa Barbara, Marine Science Institute Collection
    Dates: ca. 1969-1993
    Collection number: UArch 82
    Creator: University of California, Santa Barbara. Marine Science Institute
    Collection Size: 0.4 linear feet (1 document box and 1 audiotape)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: Collection contains annual and progress reports, symposium publications, memos, brochures, and other related materials.
    Physical location: Del Sur, University Archives, 25A; Annex 2 (audio).
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    None. Audio stored off-site, advance notice required for retrieval.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    University of California, Santa Barbara, Marine Science Institute Collection. UArch 82. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Undetermined. Audio merged from University Archives Recordings in 2010.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    "The Marine Science Institute (MSI) was established in 1969 at UCSB, and is the focus for marine, coastal zone, and freshwater research; marine policy studies; and educational outreach in marine science. MSI administers and supports research projects involving faculty, professional researchers, technical staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students from 14 disciplines.
    "The origins of marine science at UCSB date to 1935, even before the college became part of the University of California system. Activity around the discipline grew and by 1956 the campus had established its first marine biological lab. In 2004 the Marine Science Research Building became home to MSI. This 65,000 square foot building is aptly perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and brings together faculty, professional researchers, technical staff, graduate and undergraduate students from 14 disciplines across the UCSB campus.
    "Over the decades, the scope of marine science at UCSB has expanded and become highly interdisciplinary, with professionals from the departments of biology, geology, ecology, geography, chemistry, materials engineering, oceanography, environmental science and public policy engaged in teaching and research at MSI. This diversified and multidisciplinary approach has led to a more comprehensive understanding of the world's oceans and their connections to other earth systems, while fostering transfer of knowledge, research tools and techniques across disciplines.
    "Throughout its history, educational outreach has been a priority at MSI where programs for students at all levels of education have enriched and expanded curricula. In 2009 ground will be broken for OCTOS, Outreach Center for Teaching Ocean Science. In partnership with the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, OCTOS will house technologically state-of-the-art hands-on interactive exhibits that inspire and train the scientists and science teachers of the future."
    The collection contains annual and progress reports, symposium publications, memos, brochures, and other related materials.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    University of California, Santa Barbara. Marine Science Institute

    Related Material

    In Special Collections:
    • Office of Public Information subject files, UArch 12. File on institute.
    • MSI building study in Office of Budget and Planning records, UArch 29.
    • Academic Senate records, UArch 13. Files on institute, organized research units.
    • Offshore oil development in California : challenges to governments and to the public interest. Biliana Cicin-Sain. Published by MSI. Special Collections TN871.3 .C53 1985.
    In the Main Library:
    • Coastal discovery. Quarterly serial published by MSI. Sciences Engineering Library GC1 .C62.
    • Currents. Serial published by MSI. Sciences Engineering Library QH91.A1 C87.
    • Annual report. 1980-1988. Sciences Engineering Library QH91.A1 U535.
    Many other government publications co-authored by the Institute are searchable in the online catalog Pegasus.
    At the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER), UCSB:
    • Robert W. Holmes papers, MS-10 – first director of the Institute
    MSI website: http://www.msi.ucsb.edu/