The Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies announces the launch of a new research and service organization, the Estuary & Ocean Science Center. The Estuary & Ocean Science Center (EOS Center) will serve as one of the world's leading sources of scholarship on marine and estuarine environments, a dynamic, hands-on center for learning, an innovative training ground for future scientists and a trusted public source of knowledge about San Francisco Bay and the California coast. Concurrent with the EOS Center's launch, the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies will change its name to the Romberg Tiburon Campus (RTC). SF State's new EOS Center will advance RTC's long-term mission to support scientific study of the sea, enhance public engagement with marine science and develop solutions to the environmental problems confronting coastal communities.
The Romberg Tiburon Center was acquired by SF State in 1978, and in 1983, the CSU Board of Trustees approved renaming the Tiburon Center to the Paul F. Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies in honor of SF State's 10th president. In 2015, at SF State President Les Wong's request, a formal RSO proposal was submitted that included a new strategic plan. President Wong approved the new proposal for the EOS Center, including the revised name for the Romberg Tiburon Campus, on Nov. 20, 2017.
San Francisco State University, through the Estuary & Ocean Science Center, is the first and only institution of higher education with a marine science laboratory dedicated to research and scholarship located on San Francisco Bay.