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Scripps Oceanography Climate Scientist Awarded Prestigious Global Prize

Veerabhadran Ramanathan second Scripps researcher to be awarded in 30-year history of Blue Planet Prize

Double rainbow over Scripps Pier

Scripps Celebrates the Class of 2021

See where some of our graduates are headed next

Mauna Loa Observatory. Photo: Susan Cobb/ NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory

Coronavirus Response Barely Slows Rising Carbon Dioxide

Monthly Peak for 2021 nears 420 parts per million at Mauna Loa Observatory

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New Book on History of Scripps Institution of Oceanography to be Published

Images of America: Scripps Institution of Oceanography showcases history of one of world's most important research institutions

Penguins on Southern Ocean sea ice

Voyager: Is There Really a Southern Ocean?

Asked by Michigan Center Junior High School 7th Grade class, Michigan Center, Mich.

Photo: toa55

If Countries Implement Paris Pledges with Cuts to Aerosols, Millions of Lives can be Saved

Strategic approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution can reap major health benefits

Richard Seymour: 1929-2021

Richard Seymour: 1929-2021

Architect of the iconic Coastal Data Information Program, world’s largest repository of scientific, directional wave data

Downtown Los Angeles rush hour. Photo: lazyday

Dual Impacts of Extreme Heat, Ozone Disproportionately Hurt Poorer Areas

A frequent combination on hot days, high temperatures and ozone disproportionately affect low-income ZIP codes, researchers find

Deployment of a float at sea with boat in background.

StartBlue Program Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2021

UC San Diego’s new ocean-focused accelerator accepting applications from May 21 to July 2

Map showing route of water circulating around the world's oceans.

The ‘Grand Tour’ Atlantic Ocean Water Takes Around the World

An analysis of “big data” by Scripps oceanographers traces where water goes when it leaves the Atlantic ocean basin

Woman jumping in field with rainbow in background.

Scripps Student Spotlight: Karina Halliman

Undergraduate focuses research on the health of marine ecosystems, from food webs in the Antarctic Peninsula to seabird populations along the U.S. West Coast

Layer of ice on wooden surface. Photo: Marakit Atinat

Climate Colder on Land During Last Ice Age than Thought

Study uses dissolved gases in ancient groundwater as a thermometer for the past

A pier over the ocean in the bakground with yellow flowers and cacti in the foreground

Scripps Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Students and staff share personal stories about their heritage and discuss ways to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community

Scripps oceanographer Grant Deane

A Scientist's Life: Grant Deane

Oceanographer studies how much bubbles can reveal about the state of the oceans

Photo: Octavio Aburto

Mexico an Emerging ‘Beacon’ for Ecotourism Thanks to Pristine Dive Sites

Global degradation has made unspoiled ocean expanses scarce but lucrative destinations

Lobsters in cage

Extreme Climate Events Threaten U.S. Fisheries, Fishermen, and Coastal Communities

In the first-ever nationwide Federal Fishery Disaster database, scientists with Scripps Institution of Oceanography and The Nature Conservancy paint a startling picture foreshadowing disaster for domestic fisheries

Aggregation of sardine in Gulf of California

Overfishing As Significant as Environmental Factors as Cause of Sardine Fishery Collapse

Study offers a new way to predict sardine population shifts and a counternarrative to current understanding

Scripps Student Spotlight: Monica Thukral

A graduate student studies the importance of small molecules and the improvements they can make in medicine and science

A diver underwater

U.S., Israeli Universities Open Marine Archaeology Research Station

New field station in Akko, Israel will support research by UC San Diego's Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology and the University of Haifa's Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies

Spotlights illuminate an instrument used to detect pockets of warm Pacific Ocean water that penetrated the Arctic Ocean

The 'Heat Bombs' Destroying Arctic Sea Ice

Unprecedented observations could revise forecasts of melt in polar ocean

Photo: Simone Staff

The Wave Beneath Their Wings

The intricate dance between waves, wind, and gliding pelicans is worked out for the first time

Coronavirus image of red spikes on grey sphere

New Assessment Examines 10 Reasons Why the Coronavirus Is Airborne

Experts find that recognizing the virus is predominantly spread through air would save lives

Portarit of a female astronaut with short brown hair wearing a blue jumpsuit. She is standing in a training facility and her arms are crossed.

Ready for Liftoff: Alumna Megan McArthur to Pilot Space Mission

Astronaut and graduate of Scripps Oceanography to visit International Space Station as part of NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 mission

Organisms from the Oceanographic Collections

The Underwater Library at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

For decades, the Scripps Oceanographic Collections have amassed millions of marine organisms and geological samples, which continue to yield scientific discoveries long after their preservation

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