Around the Pier

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

Napoleon wrasse Around the Pier: Scripps Supporters Dive into Adventure in Palau
Immersive diving and learning experience guided by Scripps scientists
Nov 01, 2017
Making interactions with humans safer for blue whales among others subject of two new research efforts. Photo: Eddie Kisfaludy Around the Pier: Two Research Advancements Seek to Make Ship-Whale Interactions Safer
Improvement in ship noise monitoring and initiative to spur creative solutions to whale strikes
Oct 31, 2017
Q&A with Charles Bolden, Former NASA Administrator and Astronaut
Bolden to receive Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest and deliver a presentation at a free public event at Scripps Oceanography October 17
Oct 12, 2017
Around the Pier: A Crowning Event to Celebrate Scripps Oceanographer’s 100th Birthday
Conversation between Walter Munk and His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco to cap series of events honoring Munk’s life and achievements
Oct 05, 2017
SURF 2017 Around the Pier: SURFing into Science Research
SURF program at Scripps provides stepping-stone for diverse students considering graduate programs in earth and ocean sciences
Oct 05, 2017
Mark Merrifield Around the Pier: Sea-Level Rise Researcher to Lead Climate Center
Mark Merrifield to coordinate Scripps Oceanography’s effort to provide real-world response strategies to increasing climate instability
Sep 07, 2017
Bone scan of Yellowfin Fringehead (Neoclinus stephensae) Around the Pier: Scripps Collection to Participate in Project to Create 3-D Digital Archive of Every Vertebrate Genus
Specimens from Marine Vertebrate Collection among 20,000 to be scanned and archived
Sep 05, 2017
Scripps Oceanography PhD student Natalya Gallo Around the Pier: Scripps Student Receives Switzer Environmental Fellowship
Natalya Gallo awarded for her passion and commitment to improving environmental conditions
Jul 26, 2017
UC San Diego students show off a 'visualization cluster' to Birch Aquarium at Scripps staff in June Around the Pier: Birch Aquarium, UC San Diego Schools Fuse Design and Science Data in Innovative New Courses
Students design new ways for aquarium to share Scripps science with the world
Jul 18, 2017
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Scripps scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan. Around the Pier: Meeting of the Minds
Scripps leadership and scientists meet His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to discuss climate change, global concerns
Jul 06, 2017
Two young students work with clay. Around the Pier: Summer Programs at Sally Ride Science Designed to Inspire Youth
Scripps Oceanography researchers and grad students will serve as instructors, mentors for summer classes
Jun 08, 2017
The surfboard-mounted science instrument Smartfin. Photo: Kat Hammond Around the Pier: Scripps Scientists Help Create and Distribute a “Smartfin” that Turns Surfers into Citizen Scientists
“If we get these fins in the hands of surfers, they will gather data all over the world”
Jun 07, 2017
A boat and divers in the water. Around the Pier: Indiana Jones Meets the Sea
UC San Diego launches Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology to study influence of marine environments on ancient societies
Jun 07, 2017
Xenoturbella churro, a top 10 new species for 2017 discovered by Scripps researchers Around the Pier: Churro-Like Marine Worm Discovered by Scripps Scientists Is One of the ‘Top 10 Species of 2017’
Second year in a row a Scripps discovery makes the list
May 30, 2017
Researchers take part in the EarthOptimism and March for Science underwater off Maui, April 22 Around the Pier: Marching for Science in Scripps Style – Underwater, at Sea, and in San Diego
Researchers turn out in force to take part in international event
May 03, 2017
Various plankton in ocean waters off La Jolla, Calif. Around the Pier: The Bioengineering Behind the Beauty
Scripps oceanographer Andrew Barton receives Simons Foundation Early Career Award to study plankton
May 02, 2017
Young boy spins an outdoor art installation. Around the Pier: Weather on Steroids Exhibit Merges Scripps Climate Science with Art
Artistic and scientific showcase on display at the La Jolla Historical Society through May 21
Apr 06, 2017
Computer programmer Cameron Beccario, creator of weather data visualization earth.nullschool.net, at Scripps-hosted hackathon Around the Pier: Scripps and XPRIZE Team Up to Host Ocean Data Hackathon
“We want data to be in the hands of the people who pay for it"
Apr 06, 2017
Marine ecologist Octavio Aburto-Oropeza in his element. Photo: Claudio Contreras Koob Around the Pier: Scripps Marine Biologist-Photographer Honored as 2017 Rolex Artist-in-Exploration
Award supports mangrove forest research
Mar 29, 2017
Scripps biological oceanographer and copepod expert Mark Ohman with image of namesake crustacean Around the Pier: What’s in a Name?
Scripps biological oceanographer has a marine organism named after him
Mar 27, 2017
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