Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Press Room
Location shoots

Each year, MBARI is able to respond to a limited number of requests for location shoots for broadcast productions that pertain specifically to MBARI research. Please review our Location Shoot Guidelines prior to contacting our office.

We typically need at least three weeks advance notice for location shoots; additional time may be required to coordinate shoots aboard our research vessels.

To request a location shoot at MBARI, please complete our Location Shoot / Video Use Service Request form (PDF format; Word format) and email it to or fax it to 831-775-1620.

Note that MBARI requires a certificate of liability insurance and proof of worker's compensation insurance for all production crews before they can shoot onsite.