WHAT: California Explores the Ocean, http://ceo.ucsd.edu, has been launched in conjunction with Scripps Institution of Oceanography's centennial celebration. The cooperative project from the Scripps Archives, the UCSD Libraries, and the San Diego Historical Society provides extensive, California-related photos, texts, and oral histories about the oceans. California Explores the Ocean draws on a century of Scripps science and 75 years of San Diego Historical Society collections, as well as resources from UCSD. (Browser version 5.0 or higher recommended.)
Some highlights of California Explores the Ocean:
more than 5,000 photographs of the Scripps campus, expeditions, ships, and
scientists, and of San Diego throughout the 20th century
ship reports, personal letters, and extensive research details from historical
- a fully searchable database
- and more-with additional materials continually being added
Also now available is a digital version of the first comprehensive textbook about oceanography, The Oceans: Their Physics, Chemistry, and General Biology, published in 1942 by Scripps scientists Harald Sverdrup, Richard Fleming, and Martin Johnson. The Oceans can be viewed at the California Digital Library's eScholarship web site: # # #
WHERE: Online at http://ceo.ucsd.edu and http://texts.cdlib.org/escholarship
BACKGROUND: California Explores the Ocean was created to facilitate access to the collections of the Scripps Archives, Scripps/UCSD Libraries, and the San Diego Historical Society for ocean scientists as well as the public. Primary funding for California Explores the Ocean was provided by a Library Services and Technology Act grant. The California Digital Library, created in 1976 by the University of California, is one of the largest digital libraries in the world.
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 more than 1,400 and annual expenditures of approximately $195 million from federal, state, and private sources. Scripps operates oceanographic research vessels recognized worldwide for their outstanding capabilities. Equipped with innovative instruments for ocean exploration, these ships constitute mobile laboratories and observatories that serve students and researchers from institutions throughout the world. 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 430,000 visitors each year. Learn more at scripps.ucsd.edu and follow us at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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