About the Scripps Oceanography Communications Office

Scripps Communications Office

Scripps Communications at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, is the focal point for assistance in matters involving media coverage and publicity of Scripps-related activities. Scripps Communications assists scientists, administrators, and staff to convey relevant information to the university, scientific communities, and the general public in an efficient and timely manner.

Media Contact

Scripps Communications researches, writes, and distributes news releases regarding new and ongoing studies, research findings, new programs, awards and honors received by Scripps and its researchers, lectures and seminars, retirement and obituary notices, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, and other stories originating at Scripps.

News releases are distributed to a wide variety of specialized media lists, including local, regional, and national, and international newspapers, scientific journals, freelance science writers, specialized magazines, and television outlets. Scripps Communications does not flood the media with irrelevant releases. Each release serves a specific purpose and is sent to select media.

General Public Information

Scripps Communications is a resource for information related to Scripps, UC San Diego, the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, and various oceanographic-related topics, for the public, the media, and the Scripps community. Feel free to contact us for assistance or information.

Speakers Bureau

Scripps Communications facilitates a popular speakers bureau comprised of experts from Scripps and the Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Our speakers appear in the community and on campus, providing information for visiting dignitaries, political and scientific visitors, students, and a variety of community groups. If you need an expert to talk on a specific topic, please call Scripps Communications.

Photo-Video Image Bank

Scripps Communications updates and maintains an extensive digital image library of photographs and slides, both black & white and color, depicting Scripps research activities, facilities, research vessels and equipment, and the Birch Aquarium at Scripps. The office also has broadcast-quality video of Scripps research available.

explorations now

Scripps's monthly e-magazine, explorations, is managed, written, edited, and distributed by Scripps Communications. The free e-magazine informs and educates the public, our alumni, the scientific community, and Scripps s friends and supporters about ongoing ocean and earth science research and events. An email is sent at the beginning of each month to our readers alerting them when a new issue is available online.