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A wave glider in the ocean

NOAA Awards More Than $7 million for California Ocean Observing

Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System at Scripps Oceanography among nationwide research groups awarded

Scripps Pier

Spotlighting Postdoctoral Scholars at Scripps

Meet postdoctoral scholars and learn about their research and path to science

Bright red flowers on a hillside with a pier and the ocean visible in the background

Scripps Oceanography Welcomes New Faculty Members

Colleen Petrik and Vashan Wright are among the most recent faculty hires at Scripps

Susan Garcia

SURF Program at Scripps Oceanography Wraps Up Another Successful Year in 2021

Scripps’ summer research program returns to in-person learning opportunities for undergraduates after hybrid experience in 2020

Scripps Oceanography graduate student Austin Carter, a member of geoscientist Sarah Aarons' lab, decontaminates ice sample from the Allan Hills area of Antarctica. Aarons' lab will analyze ancient dust collected during COLDEX. Photo: Erik Jepsen

Search for the World’s Oldest Ice to be Initiated

Scientists hope ice samples as much as five million years old can preview what society will face in coming century

Natalie Grayson portrait

Scripps Student Spotlight: Natalie Grayson

A PhD student researches how pollutants including DDT affect marine microorganisms

Scripps Oceanography Science Communicator Lauded for Feature Story

San Diego science writing organization recognizes account of seaweed genomic research

Janet Sprintall

A Scientist’s Life: Janet Sprintall

Physical oceanographer tracks circulation in one of the world’s busiest ocean interchanges

A male Halobates splendens specimen. Photo: National University of Singapore

The History of Insects Living on the Open Ocean Tracks with the History of the Currents They Ride

Researchers uncover how climatic changes influence the evolution of ocean skaters

Sophia Merrifield headshot

Scripps Oceanography Researcher Receives Young Investigator Award

Office of Naval Research award will support Sophia Merrifield's work on robotic systems

Jesse Robinette

Scripps Student Spotlight: Jesse Robinett

An undergraduate student tracks low cloudiness along California’s coast

Rendering of mutating virus cells. image: istock.com/wildpixel

It’s Not Just SARS-CoV-2: Most Respiratory Viruses Spread by Aerosols

Conventional wisdom on viral disease transmission needs updating, international science team concludes

Prado Dam overview

Water Supply Reliability Expected to Improve at Southern California’s Prado Dam

New trial for using advanced weather forecasts to retain more water proves successful

Panoramic view of Tel Tifdan, site where UC San Diego and Jordanian archaeologists excavated ceramic pottery shards dating to the Pottery Neolithic period. Photo: Tom Levy

How Earth’s Magnetic Field May Provide New Ways of Dating Archaeological Artifacts

Research leverages 20 years of excavations

Researchers use Remotely Operated Vehicle SuBastian to collect sediment push cores and collect video footage, data that will assess how this stretch of deep sea is responding to DDT.

Scientists Explore Mineral-Rich Seafloor, DDT Dump Sites; Discover Methane Seep, Whale Fall

Exploratory dives off California coast in waste dumping grounds and areas of potential mining will advance understanding of human impacts on deep-sea ecosystem

Deployment of phased array Doppler sonar (PADS) unit

Researchers Observe Potential Impacts of Seafloor Mining

Team uses field data to create a model to show behavior of sediment plumes

Gene Depuy portrait

Scripps Student Spotlight: Gene DePuy

Master of Advanced Studies student focuses on climate change adaptation and mitigation

Physical oceanographer Paola Cessi

A Scientist’s Life: Paola Cessi

Physical oceanographer considers how water moves in the ocean and what that means for the rest of the planet

A giant sea bass swims near a kelp forest

New Study Holds Promise for “Critically Endangered” Giant Sea Bass

Scripps-led study recommends new assessment of giant sea bass species using data from both sides of U.S.-Mexico border

B-52 fly by at Andersen Air Force Base

Remains of U.S. Pilot Recovered offshore Vietnam

Scripps Oceanography’s Project Recover uses advanced underwater technology to aid in recovery

Africa's Sahel region has endured devastating droughts in the past half-century. Photo: IAEA

Simulation Points Out Possibilities and Pitfalls of Regional Geoengineering Schemes

Model demonstrates that ending drought in one African region reduces rainfall in another

Hydrogen-Hybrid research vessel

UC San Diego Receives $35 Million in State Funding for New California Coastal Research Vessel

First-of-its-kind hydrogen-hybrid vessel will be vital to education and research

SUNY Albany researcher Sujata Murty retrieves coral core to study paleoclimate

Review Evaluates Evidence for Intensifying Indian Ocean Water Cycle

Report calls for better integration of observations, models, and paleoclimate research

Rhys Tallentire

Scripps Student Spotlight: Rhys Tallentire

An undergraduate student researches coral reef biogeochemistry and its global decline

Walter Munk 2021

Historic Designation Sought for Iconic Scripps Oceanography Building

Munk Laboratory considered a classic of mid-century modern design

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