Golden Bear Facility (GBF)

training ship golden bear

The T/S Golden Bear, owned by the Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD) and operated by CMA as a cadet training vessel.

The Golden Bear Facility (GBF) is a University-Government-Industry partnership to provide shipboard testing of commercial ballast water treatment technologies. Its goals are to advance US merchant shipping and environmental technology business interests and to foster environmental education and research for CSU students and outreach communities. The vessel T/S Golden Bear serves as the GBF platform for the development and evaluation of technologies and practices that reduce the environmental impacts of marine vessels.

The California Maritime Academy (CMA) leads the GBF team and is responsible for project management and facility operations. GBF is supported by Moss Landing Marine Laboratories which provides scientific testing and methods development. In addition, The Glosten Associates (Seattle WA) contributes marine engineering consulting services. Funding for GBF is provided by the US Maritime Administration (MARAD). Previous program support was provided by NOAA, maritime industry partners, and the California State Lands Commission.

For more information on the Golden Bear Facility, please contact:

Veronica Boe
Director, Grants & Contracts
California Maritime Academy
200 Maritime Academy Drive
Vallejo, CA 94590
Phone: 707-654-1156
Phone: 707-853-9718
Fax: 707-654-1158

Bill Davidson
Director, Facility Operations
California Maritime Academy
200 Maritime Academy Drive
Vallejo, CA 94590
Phone: 707-654-1304
Cell: 707-592-4267
Fax: 707-654-1255

Dr. Nick Welschmeyer
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, SJSU
8272 Moss Landing Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039
Phone: 831-771-4439
Fax: 831-632-4403