Explore Our History
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) is founded by David Packard.
Founding of MBARI
Summer 1987The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) is founded. Dedicated to deep-sea research, MBARI scientists and engineers will develop new technology and research programs to plumb the depths of the Monterey submarine canyon and its deep-water world, while Aquarium researchers will focus on the nearshore marine environments and other areas with direct application to Aquarium exhibits.