Water Quality & Physical Oceanography

MBC provides water quality monitoring and physical oceanographic services in a variety of marine, estuarine, and freshwater habitats. MBC has conducted water quality monitoring for many ocean monitoring programs and for port and harbor dredging operations. We have assisted the Port of Long Beach in their stormwater quality monitoring program since the 1990s.

MBC has also provided technical support for numerous coastal circulation studies throughout southern California, including current measurement and modeling studies in support of ocean outfall designs for extension of the City of Los Angeles' Terminal Island Wastewater Treatment Plant outfall, extension of the City of San Diego' s Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant outfall, and design of the new joint U.S./Mexico International Treatment Plant in San Diego.