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Around the Pier

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

Members of a CCE-LTER cruise departing July 1 serenade each other during quarantine. Photo: Laura Lilly Scripps Oceanography Research Cruises Resume – With Limitations
Scientists deal with substantial procedural changes to ensure safety during COVID-19
Jun 29, 2020
From left, new PhDs Sara Rivera, Osinachi Ajoku, Alyssa Griffin, Matthew Costa, Kara Voss, and Garfield Kwan What's Next for Scripps' New PhDs?
A cross-section of new doctorate holders share their plans
Jun 12, 2020
A student works at a laptop in front of a window with a view of a cliff. Students Poised to Tackle Environmental Challenges in ‘Hacking for the Oceans’ Course
New course offering led by Scripps Oceanography enables students to develop solutions to real-world problems facing the ocean
Jun 04, 2020
Health of People, Health of Planet and Our Responsibility is now available as an open-access book New Open-Access Book Casts Climate Change as a Public Health Crisis
Contributors to text co-edited by UC San Diego researchers range from Nobel Prize laureates to Pope Francis
May 14, 2020
A researcher tends to corals in a Birch Aquarium at Scripps exhibit. Birch Aquarium Staff Keeping 6,000 Fish, Invertebrates Healthy During Closure to Public
Shy fishes emerge, sociable octopus given more games to play
May 07, 2020
Distinguished Professor Kimberly Prather (center) among newly elected NAS members Five UC San Diego Professors Elected to National Academy of Sciences
CAICE founding director among new members
Apr 29, 2020
Scripps Oceanography Director Margaret Leinen Four from UC San Diego Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Scripps Oceanography Director Margaret Leinen among the 2020 class
Apr 24, 2020
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