Margaret Leinen, Ph.D. is UC San Diego Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences, Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Dean of the School of Marine Sciences.

Dr. Leinen joined Scripps Oceanography in October 2013.  She has extensive national and international experience in ocean science, global climate and environmental issues, federal research administration, and non-profit startups. She is a researcher in paleo-oceanography and paleo-climatology.

Follow Scripps Oceanography at COP21 beginning Nov. 30

UC San Diego to Send Delegation to COP21
Researchers and students to bring science aimed at understanding and protecting the planet to international climate negotiations

Scripps Coastal Meander Trail ribbon cutting

Scripps/UC San Diego Dedicate New Coastal Meander Trail
Public path overlooks breathtaking La Jolla coastline

Aquaculture event at Scripps

Experts Address Aquaculture’s Future at Scripps Forum
Event serves as collaboration hub for aquatic farming and supporting efforts

  • Margaret Leinen and Walter Munk at R/V Sally Ride

    Margaret Leinen is an award-winning oceanographer and an accomplished executive with extensive national and international experience.

  • A high-level group of nationally and internationally prominent individuals who provide advice, assistance, and support to Scripps and its director.