Integrative Oceanography Division (IOD)

The organizing principle of the Integrative Oceanography Division  resides in a shared commitment to collaborative, interdisciplinary science. "Integrative" denotes our philosophy that multiple approaches are important in creating a better understanding of the ocean system.

From pelagic to benthic ecology, shoreline to open ocean dynamics, data to information systems, our research encompasses field work, laboratory experimentation and computer modeling to acquire, integrate, synthesize and understand diverse data sets to elucidate the underlying dynamics of complex, multidimensional ocean systems.

IOD News

R/V Sally Ride at sea.

Scripps-Led Research Team to Study Sediment Plumes at Sea
Upcoming cruise aboard R/V Sally Ride will examine sediment plumes to assess the environmental impacts of deep-sea mining

Scripps oceanographer Dean Roemmich.

National Academy of Sciences Awards Scripps Oceanographer for Scientific Leadership
Dean Roemmich to receive the Alexander Agassiz Medal for contributions to oceanography

Low oxygen caused the death of corals and crabs in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Photo: Arcadio Castillo/Smithsonian

The Ocean Is Losing Its Breath
In broadest view yet of world’s low oxygen, scientists reveal dangers and solutions

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    Names and contact information for IOD's researchers and staff.

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    Data collected by a variety of California coastal studies and data-collection programs.