Institutions establish San Diego Bay research center

Three local research institutions and the Port of San Diego on Friday formalized the establishment of a center to study San Diego Bay.

The research center is the result of a collaboration between the port, San Diego State University, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute.

The Center for Bay and Coastal Dynamics will be located at SDSU’s Coastal and Marine Institute Laboratory at the former Naval Training Center in Point Loma.

“What has been created is a significant partnership among three premiere education and research institutions, and in my view, a world-class port,” said Scott Peters, a port commissioner and former San Diego City Council member.

“I fully expect this center will earn recognition throughout the region, the state and even globally,” he said.

The collaboration will allow scientists to map San Diego Bay and conduct long-term scientific monitoring of its ecosystem, according to the port.

Donald Kent, president of Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, said the center will work to determine what environmental challenges face San Diego Bay and how can they be minimized.

Projects will include studies of water quality, understanding the seismic stability of the harbor floor, restoring sea turtle and fish populations and determining what role sea grass plays in providing healthy bay habitats.

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