Administration Offices

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Administration offices handle payroll, bursar, human resources, accounts payable, accounts receivable and every day business matters for DISL. Administration offices also retains and handles all requests for bid and documentation for DISL.

Sealed Bids Announcement

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab is now accepting bids for the construction of a new 65’ Aluminum Research Vessel.

Interested bidders can obtain the non-disclosure agreements and bid packages by contacting Ship Architects, Inc. through the following point of contact persons:

Altug Basaran

Arthur Jalalzadeh

Bids will be opened on 15 May 2024 at 2 p.m. at the Shelby Building on the campus of Dauphin Island Sea Lab, 101 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528. Late bids will not be accepted.

The purpose of this 65-foot research vessel is to perform scientific marine research and education. Vessel shall have eight overnight accommodations and operate within 200 miles of the Gulf of Mexico throughout the year.

The vessel is designed and will be built to USCG, 46 CFR SubChapter T and ABS Rules for Building & Classing High Speed Craft rules.

The vessel is designed to be less than 100 gross-tons. The hull and superstructure are aluminum construction. Vessel’s main deck equipment includes: a multifunctional winch, a longliner winch, a crane, and steel-constructed A-frame and two J-frames.

The vessel will be powered by two 750-HP inboard engines and moved by two propellers. The vessel is expected to perform 15-20 knots of speed at 85% of maximum engine load at various loading conditions.

A 37-HP hydraulic bow thruster will be used for docking and maneuvering. A Seakeeper brand motion control system will provide a stable work deck for researchers. Two 32-kW generators and ten 12-volt batteries will provide regular service and emergency electrical power throughout the vessel.

Vendor Information

All Vendors are required to fill out the below forms before payment can be processed by DISL

Indirect Cost Agreement

Rates listed are for use on grants, contracts and other agreements with the Federal Government.

Annual Reports

Audit Reports


Marine Science Opportunities for All

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of our mission of providing high-quality educational experiences for students, and other interested parties, of all ages. We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment where all students feel safe, respected, and valued. We feel this diversity reflects the complexity of an increasingly diverse student body and community.