Marine Science Development Center
  • Marine Science Development Center
  • 8660 Kennel Way, Building A
  • La Jolla CA 92093-0229 USA
  • Tel: 1-858-534-2940
  • Fax: 1-858-534-1627

Mission Statement
Support the research community with the highest quality custom hardware.

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 SIO, UCSD, various other institutions, and the private sector.

Scripps Pier

Scripps Pier, La Jolla, California

Deep Sea Lander

Marine Science Development Center, Scripps Oceanography, UC San Diego 2012

Torus Winch Housing

Marine Science Development Center, Scripps Oceanography, UC San Diego 2011

BMT

Marine Science Development Center, Scripps Oceanography, UC San Diego 2012

Subsequently Allowed to Dissipate

Marine Science Development Center, Scripps Oceanography, UC San Diego 2011

Probe Staff Flange for use in a Fusion Experiment

Marine Science Development Center, Scripps Oceanography, UC San Diego 2011

ASFT

Marine Science Development Center, Scripps Oceanography, UC San Diego 2011

Welding

Marine Science Development Center, Scripps Oceanography, UC San Diego 2011

LASER housing

Marine Science Development Center, Scripps Oceanography, UC San Diego 2011

Retrofitting Carburetors

Marine Science Development Center, Scripps Oceanography, UC San Diego 2011

Seisometer

Marine Science Development Center, Scripps Oceanography, UC San Diego 2013

Seisometer

Marine Science Development Center, Scripps Oceanography, UC San Diego 2013

Services


Truly a one stop shop, we offer our customers a wide range of services that include, but are not limited to, the following: Engineering, Machining, Fabrication ...in house and in the field, X-ray certified welding, Inspection, Assembly, Pressure testing (In house Only), Surface coating, High vacuum expertise and Field support. Also as the development center for a leading Oceanographic Institution, we of course offer Worldwide shipping. In addition to the above services we occasionally offer a forklift training and certification class during the Fall season for a charge of $25.00. 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 and $100/hr for a manned forklift. Office hours are Monday - Thursday, Friday, 8:00-3:30. Closed on University Holidays. Map

History


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.