International Collaborations

Scripps Director Margaret Leinen aboard research vessel Marcus G. Langseth in Valparaiso, Chile


International relations are vital to the advancement of Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s mission and daily efforts to better understand and protect the planet. Scripps Oceanography's research programs span the globe, and international partners play an important role in exploration and discovery of our ocean planet as well as in the creation of science-based solutions for global environmental challenges.

Our current international collaborations span over 40 countries and 90 institutions. These education and research partnerships catalyze innovation via the global circulation of people and ideas and facilitate the sharing and testing of new discoveries in a global context.

Contact Us

For general questions regarding international collaborations, please reach out to:

Kayla Jackson
International Relations Coordinator

International Visitor Request Form


For help with international agreements, contact:

Travis Dadigian
Principal Contract and Grant Analyst

Additional Resources

For additional help from UC San Diego's main campus, use these resources:

UCSD International Affairs Staff 

UCSD Study Abroad Staff

UCSD Global Education Staff

UCSD Export Control

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Contracts and Grants Staff

For additional questions regarding international travel or visits, contact section Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs):

Anna Bryson
CAO for Biology (CMBB, IOD, MBRD)

Rose Madson
CAO for Earth Sciences (GRD, IGPP)

Anne Footer
CAO for Oceans & Atmosphere (CASPO, MPL)