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

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

Cliffs along the California coast

On the Precipice: Study Identifies California Cliffs at Risk of Collapse
A California Sea Grant-funded study provides the largest analysis of cliff erosion throughout the state and provides a new hazard index for determining which areas are at most risk

Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees

Forbes 30 Under 30 Honors Four with Ties to UC San Diego
UC San Diego graduate student, professor, and alumni among young talent named by Forbes

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

  • fish

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

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