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Around the Pier

News on awards, events, and other goings-on within the Scripps Oceanography community

Scripps 2013 Research Vessel Melville Crew Honored With Polychaete Worm Species Names
After discovering a multitude of species, the 2013 R/V Melville crew decided that coming up with a new naming system was the best course of celebration
Jan 16, 2020
The Story of My Octopus
A bond between PhD student and eight-armed friend
Dec 03, 2019
Renowned Scientific Drilling Vessel with Ties to Scripps Visits San Diego
Scripps community members and scientists visit the JOIDES Resolution during its first U.S. port call in more than a decade
Oct 28, 2019
Sarah Aarons, Julia Diaz, Dovi Kacev, and Amina Schartup Four New Faculty Members Join Scripps Oceanography
Scripps welcomes Sarah Aarons, Julia Diaz, Dovi Kacev, and Amina Schartup to its academic ranks
Oct 16, 2019
Biological oceanographer Lisa Levin describes deep-sea organisms to students during a recent field course. Photo: Cody Gallo Taking the Heat
Scripps researcher contributes to major international report showing dangerous consequences of a warming ocean
Oct 15, 2019
New Climate Change Studies Minor Prepares Future Leaders
Solutions-based curriculum equips students to be next climate action heavyweights
Oct 10, 2019
Ancient Whale Named After Scripps Oceanography Father and Son Scientists
Richard and Ken Norris honored with Norrisanima miocaena
Oct 08, 2019
Scripps alumna and NASA astronaut Jessica Meir. Photo by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications From the Sea to the Stars
Scripps Oceanography alumna Jessica Meir, PhD ‘09, launches to the International Space Station, fulfilling a lifelong dream
Oct 03, 2019
2019 fellows at the SURF research symposium. Around the Pier: SURF Program Fosters Network of Support for Students to Continue to Graduate School
explorations now conducted a Q&A with 2019 SURF participants on how the program has supported their path to graduate school
Aug 29, 2019
Around the Pier: Scripps Succulent Garden Sheds Light on Coral Reefs
Graduates of Scripps Oceanography program develop coral reef-inspired succulent garden on campus to bring science out of labs
Jun 05, 2019
Around the Pier: Seadragons & Seahorses Now Open at Birch Aquarium
Aquarium’s newest exhibition features one of the largest seadragon habitats in the world
May 29, 2019
Scripps marine ecologist Jennifer Smith has been cultivating Asparagopsis taxiformis seaweed. Photo: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Around the Pier: Usurp the Burp
How seaweed could help curb cow burps—one of California’s greatest sources of methane emissions
Apr 23, 2019
Loquats, oyster mushrooms and mustard greens from Roger’s Community Garden, the new destination for Scripps compost Around the Pier: Keeping Compost Close
Scripps takes composting to a new level
Apr 16, 2019
Scripps representing during recent fieldwork in West Antarctica. Photo: Oliver Marsh and Matt Siegfried Around the Pier: Scripps Launches Polar Center
Center draws from several disciplines to focus on Earth’s most rapidly changing regions
Apr 03, 2019
PhD student Jennifer Le describing marine specimens to curious children Around the Pier: Scripps Students, Faculty and Alums at the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering
Stoking curiosity and removing barriers to learning are motivators for Scripps scientists to take part
Mar 06, 2019
Rendering of R/V Bob and Betty Beyster Around the Pier: New Research Vessel Bob and Betty Beyster to Arrive at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Nearshore vessel was made possible by gifts made in in honor of Science Applications International Corporation founder and his wife
Mar 05, 2019
Scripps Oceanography and University of California delegates attend the COP24 conference in Poland. Around the Pier: Bringing Science to Global Climate Talks
Large delegation of students and researchers from Scripps Oceanography and University of California participate in COP24 climate conference in Poland
Jan 24, 2019
Scripps Oceanography alumna Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. Around the Pier: Fighting for the Ocean
Scripps Oceanography alumna Ayana Elizabeth Johnson returns to campus to discuss her ocean conservation work grounded in social justice
Oct 22, 2018
Scripps Hosts Public Events on Plastic Pollution Scripps Hosts Public Events on Plastic Pollution
The Science of Plastic in the Sea and Solutions for Marine Plastic Pollution
Oct 12, 2018
The United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket launches with NASA's ICESat-2 satellite onboard. Photo: NASA/ Bill Ingalls Around the Pier: NASA Launches World’s Most Advanced Ice-Measuring Satellite into Orbit
Glaciologist Helen Fricker and other Scripps scientists played a role in advising the ICESat-2 mission
Oct 04, 2018