Oceanography is in the name and at the core of what scientists and students at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego do, but did you know studies at Scripps span the entire globe; reaching far and wide across all facets of the ocean, but also to our coastlines and onto dry land? It is here that the dynamics of planet Earth sometimes have the most direct impact on us as a society.
On Feb. 7, 2013, members of Scripps Oceanography's premier annual giving group, E.W. Scripps Associates, had a unique opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at Scripps to learn more about the fascinating work of Earth scientists.
Guests learned how Scripps scientists are advancing rapid response to earthquakes and tsunamis. They learned what moon rocks can tell us about the planet Earth. They even experienced first-hand how a video game developed at Scripps is teaching children and young-at-heart adults about earthquakes and disaster preparedness (and we have the photos to prove it).
The "Shaken, Not Stirred" program for donors and friends featured earth science presentations from:
Scripps Research Geodesist and Director of Scripps Orbit and Permanent Array Center
"Early Warning and Rapid Response for Mitigating Natural Hazards"
Scripps Assistant Professor of Geosciences
"Making the Earth’s Moon"
Scripps Programmer Analyst
"Quake Catcher Network Kinect Video Game Demonstration"