Coronavirus Information - The Bodega Marine Laboratory has suspended visiting hours and public tours until further notice.

Bodega Marine Laboratory and Bodega Marine Reserve are open to research affiliates, see COVID-19 Safety Plan & Operating Procedures  |  COVID-19 Daily Symptom Survey

BML Recharge Rates

All BML recharge rates are subject to a 33.7% Non-University Differential (NUD) assessment for non-University clients.

Apply to Use BML or BMR Resources

BML & BMR Use Application

Use this system to apply for Housing, Laboratory or Reserve resources. 

  • Per UC policy, University-approved recharge rates include a Non-University Differential (NUD)* for all non-University users for the use of facilities, resources and/or services that operate as self-supporting activities.
  • The NUD is a component of the University’s federally negotiated indirect cost rate and is applied to recover indirect costs incurred by BML when providing services to non-University users. The NUD is derived from the Total Facilities and Administration Cost Rate (F&A) charged to sponsors of contracts and grants.
  • Components that are not typically utilized by outside clients, including Library, Sponsored Project Administration, and Equipment, are deducted from the F&A to arrive at the NUD.

The Budget & Institutional Analysis (BIA) division of UC Davis has determined that Non-UC affiliate researchers who hold a Research Associate (WOS) courtesy appointment at BML are not exempted from the NUD assessment.

    For multi-year budget planning, we recommend adding an escalator of 3%/yr for all recharge services. UC policy requires that all BML recharge rates be reviewed annually and adjusted as appropriate to ensure full cost recovery.


    Housing and Conference Rates

    More on Housing and Conference Facilities


    Tenant Space Rates

    Note: All BML recharge rates are subject to a 33.7% Non-University Differential (NUD) assessment for non-University clients.

    Effective 7/01/2021

    Main Building

    • Office Space - $43.57 sf/yr (includes reasonable use of electricity)
    • Dry Laboratory Space - $43.57 sf/yr 
    • Wet Laboratory Space - $43.57 sf/yr (does not include seawater)
    • Seawater - $0.000380 gal/yr (total gal/yr to be estimated)
    • Aquariums - 50 Gal - $16.88 mo

    Outside Facilities (Includes reasonable use of electricity, < 750 kwh/month)

    • Greenhouse Space - $10.11 sf/yr 
    • Freezer/Space Storage - $19.94 sf/yr 
    • Dive Locker - $10.42 sf/yr 
    • Outside Ground Space - $11.06 sf/yr 

    Aquatic Resources Group Recharge Rate

    Effective 1/01/2019

    •  $59/Hr

    More on the Aquatic Resources Group


    Small Boat Hourly Rates

    Effective 12/01/2018

    Use requires a launch preparation fee equal to one hour per cruise at the applied rate in addition to total engine hours used. All rates include fuel.

    Hard Hull Class: - $82/Hr

    • Cape Horn 19′ Fiberglass center console outboard

    Inflatables Class - $70/Hr

    • Henricia 15’ open hypalon inflatable, outboard
    • Captain Morgan 10′ open RHIB Inflatable, outboard

    Daily Rates:

    • Kayak Class (New) - $20/day - Several one and two-paddler kayaks available

    Kayak use requires advance checkout by authorized BML personnel; See kayak-specific guidelines.

    More on Small Boats


    Research Vessel Mussel Point Hourly Rate

    Effective 10/20/2017

    Use requires a launch preparation fee equal to one hour per cruise at the applied rate in addition to total engine hours used.

    • Rate (includes fuel, captain & deckhand) - $317/Hr

    More on the R/V Mussel Point


    Marine Operations Labor Rate

    Effective 5/01/2019

    Additional deckhand, licensed boat operator for recharge activities, excursion group leader, instructional assistance, other watercraft-related labor

    • $63/Hr

    Physical Plant Recharge Rate

    Effective 7/01/2021

    •  $95/Hr

    More on Physical Plant