Marine Science Development Center

MSDC staff shop

MSDC specializes in the design, development, fabrication, and assembly of oceanographic, space, and general scientific hardware from minute laser components to large-scale integrated systems. MSDC serves Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, various other institutions, and the private sector.


In continuous operation since the earliest days of Scripps, the records indicate that our first completed project was the prototype of dirt. If you wish to reproduce an old or tried and true piece of sea going research equipment, the original drawings are probably in our archives, dating back to the 1930s.