The proposed Marine Ecosystem Sensing, Observation, and Modeling Laboratory (MESOM) project would be located on an approximately 1.2-acre parcel in the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) portion of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) campus. The project would be located on two existing parking lots (P012 and P013). The project site is bound to the north and west by Biological Grade (a private street), to the south and west by Isaacs Hall and associated trailers, and to the east by La Jolla Shored Drive. The proposed project would consist of an approximately 40,000-gross-square-foot (gsf), three-story research facility that would consist of an approximately 40,000-gross-square-foot (gsf), three-story research facility that would include approximately 10,000 gsf of laboratory space and 30,000 gsf of office, conference and support space. The oceanography workspaces and laboratories would be equally divided among the three levels. The first and second levels would have direct access to adjacent service yards for the workspaces, utilizing the existing topography of the site with the first floor at-grade relative to the southwestern portion of the site and the second floor at grade relative to the northeastern portion of the site. The office components include 24 academic offices, 28 research offices, and 3 administrative offices. Approximately 60 to 64 employees would staff the MESOM laboratory. The proposed project aims to integrate and consolidate existing students, faculty, staff and research equipment, and other associated academics resources into one building.