PCMSC Marine Facility (MarFac)

Field Equipment and Capabilities

Field Equipment and Capabilities

Learn about our capabilities and the various field equipment we use on land and beaches, off of boats in the nearshore environment and shallow waters, and off of large ships in deeper waters.

Our Equipment

Vessels

Vessels

Learn about the different types of vessels we use in and around rivers, bays, coastal areas, and the deep ocean.

Our Vessels

The Team

The Team

Meet our team of field specialists at MarFac.

Our Team

Science Center Objects

Learn about the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center Marine Facility, or MarFac

MarFac is the operational arm of PCMSC. MarFac staff provide engineering, mechanical, and electronics expertise for field operations along the coast, in the nearshore environment, and in the deeper waters of the ocean.