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.

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

Leading the Way to Coastal Stewardship
Scripps, Port, and Water Control Board look to future of San Diego’s regional ocean management and water quality

  • 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.