Pier Access Request Form

The purpose of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Pier is to provide facilities and resources to support:

  • Launch and recovery of small boats for research purposes
  • Scientific diving and diver training
  • Seawater intake for the Scripps seawater system
  • Local atmospheric, biologic and oceanographic sampling
  • Atmospheric and oceanographic instrument testing

Requests for access to the Scripps Pier are subject to approval by the Diving Officer and, if applicable, faculty/PIs.

  • All users must comply with the Scripps Pier Usage Policy.
  • Violators may have access privileges revoked at any time.
  • Please click on link below to fill out the request form.

Scripps Pier – Request for Access


Pier Use Updates

There is also a Google Group mailing list for sharing updates about placing equipment on the pier and other factors that may affect pier use.

Send an email to sio-pier-g+subscribe@ucsd.eduto request joining the list.

(Your email address goes to a moderator, but the process is automated so no subject lines or messages are included.)

For more information, please contact Christian McDonald at (858) 534-2002.