The CIBC is a result of the collaborative efforts by Ventura County, the Ventura County Harbor Department, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), the California Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) and CSU Channel Islands. Without the efforts of each of these organizations the CIBC would not be possible.

County of Ventura

Beautiful Ventura County is one of 58 counties in the State of California.  Geographically, the county offers a stunning 42 miles of coastline and the Los Padres National Forest, which accounts for 46% of the county's land mass in the northern portion of the county.  Fertile valleys in the southern half of the county make Ventura County a leading agricultural producer.  Together, farming and the Lost Padres National Forrest occupy half of the county's 1.2 million acres.  More...

California State University Channel Islands

As Ventura County’s only four-year public university, California State University Channel Islands (CI) has become a gem of the state’s higher education system. Founded in 2002 as the 23rd and newest campus of the CSU, the University offers an unparalleled student-centered learning experience in one of Southern California’s most scenic settings.

The campus is nestled on 1,200 acres at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains, blending striking 1930s Spanish architecture with state-of-the-art, 21st century facilities and technology.

Students benefit from small class sizes, close collaboration with faculty and peers, and a strong sense of community. The curriculum emphasizes an interdisciplinary, real-world approach in which students tackle community problems, conduct meaningful research, and make a difference.

CI has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is committed to serving students of all backgrounds from the region and beyond.

With over 6,600 students, 800 employees and 11,000 alumni, CI is poised to grow in size and renown, while maintaining one of the most student-focused learning environments in public higher education.  More...

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Their reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them.

From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product. NOAA’s dedicated scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers and other decision makers with reliable information they need when they need it.  More...

Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW)

The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) was established in 1957 upon enactment of legislation supported by the boating community.  That legislation established a state boating agency dedicated to all aspects of recreational boating and a special fund (Harbors and Watercraft Revolving Fund) to fund the division’s activities. The division receives no General Fund support.

The division brings together a body of knowledge as the state’s expert in recreational boating-related matters, including public access, safety and education, marine law enforcement, and consumer and environmental protection.

For example, DBW is responsible for planning, developing, and improving facilities on state-owned and state-managed properties, including those on State Parks and State Water Project properties.  It also provides funding so that local agencies can renew deteriorated facilities or develop new public access.  In addition, the division is heavily involved in furthering environmentally sound boating practices through its clean and green programs.  Also, it is involved in research on climate change and wave prediction as they relate to navigation and coastal protection.

The division serves all types of recreational boaters statewide.  California has about 2.6 million recreational boats and over 4 million recreational boaters.

Recreational boating annually contributes several billion dollars to the state’s economy.  More...