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

Giant larvacean. Image courtesy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

New Study Finds Microplastic Throughout Monterey Bay
A new study shows that microplastic particles are not only common from the surface to the seafloor, but they’re also being eaten by animals and incorporated into marine food webs

Scripps graduate student Allison Cusick

Scripps Student Spotlight: Allison Cusick
Oceanography graduate student is researching how water from melting glaciers affects phytoplankton in the Arctic and Antarctic

Scripps graduate student Matthew Costa. Photo: Octavio Aburto-Oropeza

Scripps Student Spotlight: Matthew Costa
Biological oceanography graduate student is studying wetlands inhabited by productive and salt-tolerant trees called mangroves

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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.

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