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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

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 as follows: $85/hr unmanned and $125/hr for a manned forklift. Current forklift certifications must always be in your possession when operating the forklift.

Hourly Service Rates are as follows:

UC Users $95 $60 $150
Non-UC Users $138 $90 $195

Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00-2:30. Closed on weekends and 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.