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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

Beachgoers during a marine heatwave.

Scientists Identify Climate Change as Major Contributor to Record-Breaking Marine Heatwave
Scripps Oceanography team used a century of ocean data collected by the Shore Stations Program and new method of temperature analysis to put the 2018 marine heatwave in context

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at Ocean Sciences Meeting
Highlights from UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Biological oceanographer Lisa Levin describes deep-sea organisms to students during a recent field course. Photo: Cody Gallo

Taking the Heat
Scripps researcher contributes to major international report showing dangerous consequences of a warming ocean

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