Who We Are

The Reserve is unique in the San Francisco Estuary (SFE) by combining place-based long-term scientific assessment and research with education and coastal training programs that draw upon and extend beyond the boundaries of the two Reserve sites, with the capacity to integrate science across disciplines and audiences.

Foundational to our success is the strength of our signatory partnerships and collaboration with a wide range of entities and programs in the SFE and the NERRS national network.

Romberg Tiburon Campus Estuary and Ocean Science Center EOS




View current San Francisco Bay NERR staff, our former staff and others working at the reserve.


Learn more about our partnerships and collaborations with a wide range of entities and programs in the SFE and the NERRS national network.


View announcements of open positions, available fellowships and scholarships and funding opportunities.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Learn about our efforts related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Our Offices at EOS

Our offices and laboratory are located at San Francisco State University’s marine research facility, the Estuary & Ocean Science Center (EOS), at the Romberg Tiburon Campus. EOS hosts an active group of marine and estuarine scientists, a graduate studies program, labs, vessels, vehicles, classrooms and office space.


Partner logos for San Francisco State, California State Parks, NOAA
Partner logos for Solano Land Trust and BCDC

Estuary and Ocean Science Center at SFSU

California State Parks

Friends of China Camp

Solano Land Trust

San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission 

San Francisco Bay NERR Management Advisory Board



NERR System Map showing locations of reserves

Our San Francisco Bay Reserve is part of NOAA's National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) a national network of 29 reserves.