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Students at Scripps Oceanography campus. Photo: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego

Scripps Makes Strides to Increase Diversity, Awarded American Geophysical Union Bridge Program Status

Program helps students overcome barriers to pursuing careers in geosciences

Two silhouettes in front of Scripps pier

Scripps Graduate Student Council Takes Initiative

Meet the 2021-2022 Scripps Graduate Student Council, an organization of students devoted to improving the quality of graduate student life on campus

Erica Ferrer close-up shot

Scripps Student Spotlight: Erica Ferrer

PhD candidate researches sustainability in small-scale fisheries

Antarctica Research

Scientists returning to expansive data collection in Antarctica

Scripps Oceanography research resumes on frozen continent after COVID-19 interruption

U.S. Air Force Reserves "Hurricane Hunters" fly atmospheric rivers

Atmospheric River Storm Observations over Pacific Ocean to Expand This Winter

Filling data gaps will improve precipitation forecasts for western states

Jupiter's swirling clouds

Ocean Physics Explain Cyclones on Jupiter

Images from NASA satellite of polar cyclones on Jupiter allow scientists to study the forces that drive them

Outfall from San Antonio de los Buenos sewage treatment plant at Punta Banderas, Mexico

U.S.-Mexico Border Wastewater Transport Model Suggests Solutions to Reduce Coastal Contamination

Researchers model a variety of border sewage treatment scenarios, finding the best solution that provides greatest safety to the health of beachgoers

Adrianus Kalmijn, pioneer of shark electromagnetic research, 1933-2021

Adrianus Kalmijn: 1933-2021

Pioneer in discovering how sharks harness electromagnetic energy to sense prey

Community Engagement Fellows Group Photo

Scripps Welcomes Three New Community Engagement Fellows

Fellows aim to foster an inclusive community and enhance cultural awareness at Scripps

San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria (right) meets with UC San Diego students at COP26

Amid Letdowns that Couldn’t Be Overcome by Haggis, Reasons for Hope at COP26

A member of the Scripps Oceanography delegation’s post-event analysis

Scripps Oceanographers Featured in New Documentary on Project Recover

“To What Remains” has national premiere on Dec. 8

Sydney Plummer headshot

Scripps Student Spotlight: Sydney Plummer

PhD student investigates marine phytoplankton and their influence on the environment

SOCCOM crew prepare to deploy an Argo float in the Southern Ocean

Climate Change is Making One of the World’s Strongest Currents Flow Faster

A change in the Southern Ocean, the region absorbing the most human-induced warming globally, is detected by new technology

Two men gaze into a wave channel through an observation window.

SOARS Readies for Flight

The world’s most sophisticated ocean simulator, under construction at Scripps Oceanography, will be operational in 2022

SURF Program 2021: Student Profiles

Undergraduates have the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research alongside a Scripps mentor

Pengcheng Zhang

Scripps Student Spotlight: Pengcheng Zhang

Climate sciences PhD student researches the atmospheric super-rotation phenomenon on Earth

mask floating in ocean

New Study Pinpoints Likely Path of COVID-Related Plastic Waste in the Ocean

Researchers use a new model to project where the surge of mismanaged medical waste will end up—including beaches, seabeds, and the Arctic Ocean

startBlue Accelerator program

UC San Diego Announces Teams for Blue Tech Accelerator

Eight new San Diego startups are tackling ocean challenges in startBlue Program

The La Palma eruption plume. Photo by James Day.

On the ground at the La Palma eruption

Scripps geologist James Day writes about returning to the volcanic island where he did research for his PhD

fish

Better climate models predict worse outcomes for future marine ecosystems in our warming oceans

Results show continued high emissions “much worse” for marine life

Munk Guyot, revealed by multibeam sonar surveys made in lawnmower-like swaths.

Seamount Named for Iconic Scripps Oceanographer Walter Munk

The new Munk Guyot southwest of Hawaii was mapped by research vessel Sally Ride in 2019

Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier

UC San Diego Works to Mitigate Possible Oil Impacts from Spill off Huntington Beach

Mitigation measures under way at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Birch Aquarium to protect marine organisms while oceanographers assist in wind and current forecasts

Nicole Adamson

Scripps Student Spotlight: Nicole Adamson

Undergraduate student examines red blood cell activity in teleost fish

High-Frequency Acoustic Recording Package (HARP) on the deck of R/V Pelican

Dodging Hurricane Ida While Listening to a Changing Gulf

Supercharged storms, marine mammal movements have human influence as a common cause

Photo: Stockmagen/iStockPhoto

First Link between Stillbirths, Birth Complications and Excessive Heat in Lower-income Countries

Researchers call for improvements in early-warning systems

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