Estuary & Ocean Science Center


Scott Dahlman

Director, Facilities Operations - Estuary & Ocean Science Center at Romberg Tiburon Campus


Phone: (415) 672-4452


Peter Auth

Executive Director, Facilities Operations


Phone: (415) 338-2187


Department Org Chart

EOS Center with water and a bridge in the background



The Estuary & Ocean Science Center (EOS Center) is located at the Romberg Tiburon Campus. It is a marine science based environmental research center operated by SF State’s College of Science & Engineering that occupies approximately 34 acres of a former WWI and WWII U.S. Navy base. We operate and maintain a bay-water intake system (the only research center on the San Francisco Bay) and distribute that water to various labs on site.


What We Do

The Facilities Services staff at the EOS Center is much like the campus Facilities Services, providing a comparable range of service to the EOS Center. There are eight occupied buildings on site that we clean and maintain. The EOS staff place a large emphasis on projects, due to the ever-changing requirements of our client base. Included also is support of the EOS Conference Center, providing services that range from the cleaning, set-up and break-down for all conferences and meetings held at the Bay Conference Center.

The EOS team works closely with the many graduate students located on-site, with support that may include assisting with the build-out and ongoing operation of their varied research experiments.