Understanding and Protecting
the Planet Since 1903
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is one of the most important centers for global earth science research and education in the world. Scripps scientists work to understand and protect the planet by investigating our oceans, Earth, and atmosphere to find solutions to our greatest environmental challenges. Scripps leads research in climate change impacts and adaptation, resilience to hazards, conservation and biodiversity, oceans and human health, national security, and innovative technology to observe the planet.
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Scripps Institution of Oceanography evolved from a rented room in a boathouse to one of the world’s leading centers for ocean and earth science. Learn more about Scripps’ role in American exploration throughout the 20th century, its early warning about the dangers of human alteration of climate, and its ongoing mission to understand and protect our planet.