Just in time for beach season, collaboration with Surfline.com brings La Jolla ocean views to the world in real-time
Jul 01, 2011
Ocean enthusiasts around the globe can now virtually step on to the Scripps Pier for a live, crystal clear view of the waves below - at no cost. The Scripps Pier Cam, sponsored and powered by Surfline.com, provides a streaming HD video feed of surf north and south of the Scripps Pier, located at the heart of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego campus in coastal La Jolla, Calif. Visit the Scripps Pier Cam on the Scripps Institution of Oceanography website: http://scripps.ucsd.edu/piercam The Scripps Pier Cam provides surfers, swimmers, kayakers, divers and beach-goers with remotely accessible and immediate information about surf and beach conditions. The Scripps Pier Cam webpage also provides real-time coastal forecasting information from Scripps' Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) and weather/atmosphere data from Earth Networks monitoring stations on the Scripps Pier. The 1,084-foot-long Scripps Pier was built in 1988 and is closed to the public. Data about ocean conditions have been taken from the pier continuously since 1916 and provide an unparalleled source of information on the coastal Pacific Ocean. Data about ocean conditions have been taken from the Scripps Pier continuously for almost 100 years and provide an unparalleled source of information on the coastal Pacific Ocean. Data about ocean conditions have been taken from the Scripps Pier continuously for almost 100 years and provide an unparalleled source of information on the coastal Pacific Ocean. Prior to the HD cam launch, Scripps' previous pier cam went on hiatus for period of approximately seven months, during which time nearly 100 users wrote in to express that they missed the view. Several cited the cam as a way to reduce their carbon footprint by avoiding an unnecessary drive to the beach only to learn that conditions were poor. It also attracts visits from prospective students, parents, alumni and friends of Scripps and UC San Diego near and far seeking a virtual escape to the campus' premium Southern California locale. Visit the Scripps Pier Cam on the Scripps Institution of Oceanography website: http://scripps.ucsd.edu/piercam About Surfline/Wavetrak, Inc. Surfline is the leading provider of surf report, wave and wind forecast and editorial surfing content to consumers, businesses and government agencies worldwide. Headquartered in Huntington Beach, California, Surfline delivers timely, accurate and comprehensive data on a daily basis via wireless web and the Internet. Surfline has an extensive camera network of over 150 surf cams. The company's world-renowned website, Surfline.com, is visited by over 100,000 unique people per day and over 1,300,000 per month -- the largest and most loyal audience of surf and beach enthusiasts in the world. Since 1985, Surfline has merged premier surf report, forecast and editorial talent with industry-leading technology to produce content of unparalleled quality aimed at active participants in the sports of surfing, windsurfing, stand-up paddle boarding, and bodysurfing. Surfline/Wavetrak, Inc. also produces Buoyweather.com, which focuses on marine weather and forecasting around the world. Buoyweather is an in-depth marine forecasting tool utilized for fishing, marine weather and forecasts, boating, yachting and more.
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About Scripps Institution of Oceanography Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. Now in its second century of discovery, the scientific scope of the institution has grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical, and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today on every continent and in every ocean. The institution has a staff of about 1,400 and annual expenditures of approximately $170 million from federal, state, and private sources. Scripps operates robotic networks and one of the largest U.S. academic fleets with four oceanographic research ships and one research platform for worldwide exploration. Birch Aquarium at Scripps serves as the interpretive center of the institution and showcases Scripps research and a diverse array of marine life through exhibits and programming for more than 425,000 visitors each year. Learn more at scripps.ucsd.edu.