Around the Pier

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

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
New Birch Aquarium at Scripps Executive Director Harry Helling Around the Pier: Birch Aquarium Announces New Executive Director
UC San Diego Alumnus Harry Helling to Lead Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Oct 08, 2015
Around the Pier: Scripps PhD Student Draws Inspiration from the Sea
Uses Digital Art to Convey Science
Oct 08, 2015
Five students at a symposium. Around the Pier: Student-Led Symposium Fosters Spirit of Collaboration at Scripps
Scripps graduate students shared a wide-variety of research projects at second-annual symposium
Oct 08, 2015
Scripps' Shang-Ping Xie led study on the cover of the Oct. 2015 issue of Nature Climate Change. Image courtesy of Nature Around the Pier: UC San Diego Top Institution in United States for Environmental and Earth Sciences
Science journal Nature ranks campus fourth-leading institution in the world based on published research
Oct 07, 2015
Richard and Carol Dean Hertzberg at an announcement of their $5 million gift to UC San Diego, Aug. 24, 2015 Scripps Oceanography Supporters Give $5 Million to Create Climate Center
Richard and Carol Dean Hertzberg’s gift will launch the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation at UC San Diego
Sep 03, 2015
Students conduct a science experiment near the ocean. Around the Pier: Up, Up, and Away—to College
Scripps inspires underserved students to achieve their college dreams through Upward Bound summer program
Aug 28, 2015
Two young students built robots using legos. Around the Pier: Scripps-led Robotics and Video Game Programming Courses Inspire Local Youth
Three-way partnership among Scripps Oceanography, UC San Diego Extension, and Elementary Institute of Science brings STEAM courses to underserved students
Aug 14, 2015
Marcia McNutt at Scripps Day 2010 Around the Pier: Scripps/UC San Diego Alumna Nominated to Lead National Academy of Sciences
Marcia McNutt offers a wealth of research and leadership experience to distinguished advisory organization
Jul 08, 2015
A student accepts an award. Around the Pier: Scripps Graduate Student Honored for Research Excellence
Hao Ye selected as 20th recipient of the annual Frieman Prize, a Scripps-given honor
Jul 08, 2015
A group of students stand under a pier on the beach. Around the Pier: Voices from the Sea
Alaskan high school students conduct cutting-edge bioacoustics research through partnership with Scripps Oceanography
Jun 05, 2015
Around the Pier: Inaugural Conference Connects Local High School Students to Atmospheric Research
Students present results from environmental science projects
May 04, 2015
Tim Lueker with wife Chris next to the “Save Our Coral Reefs” mosaic in Encinitas, Calif. Around the Pier: Researcher Confronting Climate Change with Coral Reef Mosaics
Tim Lueker combines research and art to portray environmental change
Apr 14, 2015
A group of students and professors in the desert. Around the Pier: Desert Splendor
Interdisciplinary exploration course challenges UC San Diego and Scripps Oceanography students to consider the cultural, historical, and geological value of the desert
Apr 01, 2015
Submerged wreckage of a U.S. Navy aircraft. Around the Pier: Another Historic Find
Archival research and leading-edge technology lead oceanographers and not-for-profit organization to the site of a downed World War II aircraft
Mar 30, 2015
It's not always like this. La Jolla Shores, March 17, 2015 Around the Pier: Region’s Winter Beaches Widest in a Decade
Lack of storm activity has left sand supplies largely intact
Mar 23, 2015
Photo: Erik Jepsen Around the Pier: Robert and Allison Price Give $6 Million to Birch Aquarium
Gift to Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography reflects Prices’ passion for changing way education is delivered to students from underserved areas
Mar 05, 2015