Any participants that are not MBARI staff must sign the Visiting Participants Release Form and Medical History form. This is an absolute requirement and violations may result in revocation of the operator’s status as a Paragon Captain.
Cruises that exceed the allowable area, or time of operation (see section V of Operator manual link below) require special permission from the Division of Marine Operations (DMO).
Sign Up Procedure
MBARI employees may check for vessel availability on the ship’s calendar in Zimbra.
Only DMO administration and Figurski can edit the Zimbra Paragon calendar.
Captains are required to complete a float plan on the day of operations and leave it in the box on the dock house.
Float plan must indicate date, time of departure, time of return, operator, crew, Visitor Release form, on-board cell phone and shore contact information.
Research programs at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) encompass the entire ocean, from the surface waters to the deep seafloor, and from the coastal zone to the open sea. The need to understand the ocean in all its complexity and variability drives MBARI's research and development efforts.