MSDC Services

Truly a one-stop shop, we offer our customers a wide range of services that include, but are not limited to, the following:

Surface coating

  • High vacuum expertise
  • Field support

Also, as the development center for a leading oceanographic institution, we offer worldwide shipping.

In addition to the above services we occasionally offer a forklift training and certification class during the Fall for a nominal charge of $35.00. UC staff and students who are certified forklift drivers are welcome to utilize our forklift during business hours by providing a recharge index. Rates are $80/hr unmanned and $100/hr for a manned forklift.

Hourly Service Rates are as follows:

UC Users $85 $95 $150
Non-UC Users $130 $140 $195

Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00-2:30. Closed on university holidays.


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.