Research Vessel Operations Project (RVOP)
RVOP staff provides and maintains platforms for collecting data at sea. CDFW research vessels currently include a variety of boats ranging from the 45-ft. R/V Garibaldi to several small, inflatable boats. Vessels can be adapted for a wide variety of research, including abalone and finfish surveys, and kelp forest monitoring. RVOP staff also supports research by other CDFW and non-CDFW partners through use of Marine Region vessels.