Annual Reports

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories is a complex institution that provides curriculum and an M.S. degree in Marine Science as a consortium of 7 different California State Universities (CSU). There are tenure-track faculty, independent researchers, and technicians conducting research projects across the globe. Funding comes from CSU, San José State University (SJSU), the other consortium campuses, the SJSU Research Foundation, and donors via the SJSU Tower Foundation. These annual reports provide an overview of the goals and accomplishments of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories during the academic year and summarize the breadth of activities.

A draft of SJSU-MLML's Annual Report for AY2019-2020 was submitted by SJSU leadership in September 2020. The approved report from SJSU to the CSU Chancellors Office will be posted on this page once it has been finalized and submitted.


MLML is funded by SJSU through three different revenue streams. Funding for the Graduate Program: faculty and staff salaries, operating expenses and equipment are funded by SJSU's College of Science. Secondly, MLML receives a percentage from all grants awarded through the SJSU Research Foundation to support our research program administration, facilities and financial management. Our third source of funding comes from donations and philanthropic gifts administered for MLML by SJSU's Tower Foundation that support scholarships, research projects and programs.

MLML is known for a hands-on, field-oriented approach which places our students, faculty, researchers and staff at the frontiers of marine science worldwide where discoveries are being made.