Around the Pier

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

XBT units in a Scripps Oceanography lab Around the Pier: Thirty Years On, a Groundbreaking “Gem” Still Shines
The ocean temperature-measuring XBT may be expendable, but its data is priceless
Aug 23, 2016
A new nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer will be used for research in marine drug discovery at Scripps. Around the Pier: Cutting-Edge Scripps Research Facility Dedicated to Dickinson Foundation
Donors funded purchase of new instrument to be used for research in marine drug discovery
Jun 22, 2016
Scripps Oceanography graduate student and Frieman Prize winner Nastassia Patin Around the Pier: Scripps Student’s Work Distinguishing Bacterial Species Honored
Nastassia Patin awarded 2016 Frieman Prize
Jun 07, 2016
Scripps Institution of Oceanography research vessel Robert Gordon Sproul. Around the Pier: A Noble Experiment
Scripps research vessel Robert Gordon Sproul runs on renewable biofuel for one year
Jun 07, 2016
Wreckage of a  U.S. Navy TBM-1C Avenger located by Project RECOVER off Palau. Photo: Eric Terrill, Mark Moline Around the Pier: Downed World War II Aircraft Missing for 72 Years Located in Pacific Islands by Project RECOVER
Financial commitment enables ongoing search and discovery of missing in action
Jun 03, 2016
Kimberly Prather. Photo: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications Around the Pier: UC San Diego Chemistry Professor Wins Prestigious California Air Resources Board Honor
Kimberly Prather to receive one of four 2016 Clean Air Awards
May 20, 2016
Around the Pier: Aided by Scripps Oceanography, Pacific Island Country Launches Plan to Protect Marine Life
Oceanographers help create blueprint for monitoring network to counter damaging fishing practices in Palau’s territorial waters
May 20, 2016
A man on a pier. Around the Pier: Scripps Oceanography/UC San Diego Unveil Revitalized Ship Facility
Grand reopening of Nimitz Marine Facility showcases new pier and other enhancements to support Scripps’ research vessels
Apr 20, 2016
SeapHOx instruments developed by Scripps scientist Todd Martz observe conditions related to ocean acidification Around the Pier: Leading Ocean Scientists Recommend Action Plan to Combat Changes to West Coast Seawater Chemistry
Scientific panel including Scripps Oceanography geochemist warns on accelerating rate of ocean acidification along West Coast
Apr 06, 2016
A graduate student talks to a woman about her research poster. Around the Pier: Event Highlights Value of Donor Support for Scripps Students
Scripps students showcase innovative research at donor recognition brunch
Mar 31, 2016
Tidewater Goby Photo: Brenton Spies Around the Pier: Endangered Fish Find Temporary Refuge From El Niño at Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Tidewater Goby get shelter from the storm thanks to multiagency effort
Mar 11, 2016
CO2 Emissions in 2014. Image: Global Carbon Project Around the Pier: Record Annual Increase of Carbon Dioxide Observed for 2015
CO2 levels increasing at a faster rate than before
Mar 10, 2016
Scripps scientist Martín Tresguerres Around the Pier: Profiles in Diversity - Argentinian Scientist Pursues Dream Project in Panama
Scripps marine biologist Martín Tresguerres dives in to learn more about the cell biology of coral reefs
Mar 10, 2016
San Diego coastline as seen from aircraft bearing instruments that make precision measurements of beach topography Around the Pier: El Niño Beach Survey Provides Glimpse of What’s to Come for the Coast
Elevated sea level fed by warmer ocean could be the look of the future
Feb 11, 2016
Andy Nosal Around the Pier: Meet Andy Nosal, the Scripps Researcher with a Passion for Science Communication—and Sharks
The winner of a prestigious science communicator’s award, Nosal strives to dispel myths about sharks
Jan 12, 2016
Updated Google Earth image at right shows new seafloor features in the western Philippine Sea compared to earlier version Around the Pier: New Global Seafloor Map Incorporated into Google Ocean
Scripps geophysicist helps virtual globe stay up-to-date with the latest science
Jan 11, 2016
Cold-water corals vulnerable to warming, acidification in Mediterranean canyons. Photo: N. Le Bris, LECOB, Fondation Total–UPMC Around the Pier: Deep-Ocean Protections May Help Mitigate Climate Change
On the eve of major climate negotiations, researchers argue that potential for long-term damage to deep oceans requires international agreement to lessen human disturbances
Nov 12, 2015
Waves reach Highway 101 north of Solana Beach, Calif. in 2010. Around the Pier: Citizen Science Will Help Assess Effects of El Niño
Scientists enlist the public to help document anticipated major climate event
Nov 05, 2015
Around the Pier: Bending the Curve
In a two-day summit at UC San Diego, University of California resolves to be a beacon for carbon neutrality
Nov 05, 2015
Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet addresses the audience during a sea-level rise conference at Scripps, May 2014. Photo: Bob Ross Around the Pier: Scripps Alum Tim Gallaudet Becomes Oceanographer of the Navy
A 2001 Scripps Ph.D., Gallaudet credits institution with making him a better naval officer
Oct 30, 2015