From the Field

First-person dispatches from the field from Scripps Oceanography scientists

Morgan Murry, a cadet from the California Maritime Academy, participating in small boat operations from R/V Roger Revelle From the Field: Training Oceanographic Mariners of Tomorrow aboard R/V Roger Revelle
California Maritime Academy Cadet Describes Life on the Seas
Jun 27, 2016
Researchers service an automated weather station in Antarctica's Andvord Bay. Photo: Maria Stenzel From the Field (in Photos): Exploring an Antarctic Fjord
Scripps biological oceanographer Maria Vernet among chief scientists in FjordEco
Apr 13, 2016
Linda Chilton of USC Sea Grant leads citizen scientists on a tour of La Jolla Shores Jan. 20, 2016 From the Field: Empowering the Community through Citizen Science
Student will evaluate program enlisting public’s help in documenting El Niño
Feb 01, 2016
Analysis: “This Gets Us in the Game”
Scripps Oceanography researchers came to COP21 to add oceans, non-CO2 climate agents, and environmental justice to the conversation. How did they fare?
Dec 17, 2015
Servicing a seismic station in subzero temperatures and high winds. Photo courtesy of Spencer Niebuhr From the Field: Chilean Tsunami Rocks Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf
Chance timing leads to first seismic observations of tsunami impacts on an ice shelf
Nov 13, 2015
'Trail by Fire' scientists with their 'mobile volcano observatory.' Photo: Royal Geographic Society From the Field: ‘Trail by Fire’ Takes Geoscientists on a Rugged Tour of South American Volcanoes
Follow reports from the field as researchers take on a project of unprecedented scope
Nov 02, 2015
Researchers Ethan Roth (left) and Matthew Alford retrieve a shallow-water integrated mapping system (SWIMS). Photo: Thomas Moore From the Field: Oceanographers Find Clues behind Arctic's Fourth-Lowest Sea-Ice Minimum
ArcticMix researchers find strong turbulence beneath Arctic Ocean surface
Sep 16, 2015
From the Field: What is Making Arctic Ice Melt Faster than Expected?
Scripps physical oceanographers travel to the Arctic to investigate one possibility
Aug 28, 2015
Lobsters collected on a counting table in Barbuda. ​From the Field: Bringing a Blue Halo to Barbuda
Scripps students seek to help Caribbean island preserve its marine life
Jun 05, 2015
Scripps graduate student Taylor Maddalene with residents of the Pacific island of Tarawa From the Field: Building Partnerships in Tarawa
Scripps student Taylor Maddalene explores how science can help inform marine management decisions in Kiribati
Apr 17, 2015
Sierra Joy Stevens-McGeever is featured in a video made by Scripps Oceanography delegates at COP20 From the Field: Scripps Students at COP20
Scripps Oceanography contingent continues mission to advance ocean issues at U.N. sponsored climate negotiations in Lima
Jan 13, 2015
Sequence of Larsen B Ice Shelf collapse, February 2002. Photos: National Snow and Ice Data Center From the Field: Seismic Network Will Measure the Effects of Ocean Waves on Antarctic Ice Shelves
Dispatches from the expedition, the background on ice shelf dynamics featured in new blog
Oct 24, 2014
CCE-LTER cruise From the Field: Explore the California Current with Scripps Researchers
Follow the expedition with teacher-at-sea Carmina Ramirez
Aug 07, 2014
From the Field: Coralline Algae: The Unsung Architects of Coral Reefs
Student Maggie Johnson describes sampling algae in the Line Islands
Jan 15, 2014
Photo of R/V Roger Revelle From the Field: Follow the MIST Expedition!
Check out the official blog for the research cruise MIST (Multi-frequency Imaging of the Sunda Trench)
Dec 27, 2013
From the Field: How Long Do Corals Need to Recover?
Researchers travel to the Maldives to witness the aftermath of a major bleaching event
Oct 08, 2013
Diver with camera facing swirling column of bigeye jacks From the Field: David and Goliath -- The Science Behind the Shot
The behavior captured in an amazing (and authentic) photo by Scripps’s Octavio Aburto
Dec 19, 2012
From the Field: HARP #62, Where are You?
How a whale call traveled from Southern California to Japan
Sep 29, 2012
From the Field: Follow the Tonga Trench Expedition
Dive in to a journey of discovery at one of the deepest places on Earth
Aug 29, 2012
From the Field: Going Off the Map From the Field: Going Off the Map
Seeps, sediments, special microbes awaited students in SDCoastEx
Aug 08, 2012