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BML Recharge Rates

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

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.


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.

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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

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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

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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 

Housing and Conference Rates

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