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Giving Opportunities

If you were to draw a line from Earth's core through the oceans into space, you'd find Scripps scientists studying all of the processes and interactions along that line. Building on a broad and distinguished record of exploration and discovery, Scripps scientists have continued to pioneer new approaches to ocean, earth, and climate sciences.

Your gift to support discovery can help keep Scripps at the leading edge of ocean and earth sciences by advancing innovative research through seed funding for new initiatives and the development of new technologies and leveraging funds from federal grants.

The following represents select areas for support of the Scripps research enterprise


Biodiversity and Conservation

Studying diversity, distribution, and protection of marine life in the world’s oceans

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California Environment

Scripps scientists work extensively in the California onshore and offshore region

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Earth and Planetary Chemistry

Using chemistry to explain the mechanisms behind major geological systems of Earth and planets of the solar system

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Earth through Space and Time

Understanding the planet’s defining features and fundamental processes

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Energy and the Environment

Sources of alternative energy and development of methods for discovery and acquisition of energy resources

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Environment and Human Health

Studying threats in the global environment and seeking new medicines to treat human diseases

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Global Change

Global observations and modeling of climate dynamics and the study of the effects of environmental change on society and nature

Deploying a sensor in the Gulf of Mexico

Global Environmental Monitoring

Instruments, observing systems, and models measuring, monitoring, and predicting physical, chemical, and biological aspects of Earth

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Research and tools to observe, model, and predict natural hazards

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Ice and Climate

Research of the cryosphere and its relationship to global change

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Instruments and Innovation

Development and deployment of ocean- and land-based scientific observing instruments and systems

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Air-sea boundary, tectonic margins, climate and weather—the interactions between systems and environments

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Krinsk Research Advancement Initiative

Supports Scripps scientists and students through direct investments in the equipment, tools, and resources they need to conduct cutting-edge ocean and earth science research

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Marine Life

Marine biology and biological oceanography from coastal estuaries to the deep ocean

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Modeling, Theory, and Computing

Climate, environmental, Earth and ocean models, inverse theory, programming and end-user tools, and cyberinfrastructure research

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Sound and Light in the Sea

Research using sound and light to study characteristics of physical and biological bodies and processes in the Earth, ocean and atmosphere

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Waves and Circulation

The study of waves, currents, and circulation in the ocean and atmosphere