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Workers in hard hats and jump suits deploying mooring from research vessel.

Mixing It Up

Oceanographers search for turbulent-driven upwelling at bottom of the ocean

Athina Lange Headshot

Scripps Student Spotlight: Athina Lange

A graduate student studies wave runup through ocean topography, and how it can be used to forecast flooding in coastal communities

Camp Pendleton fire, 2014

Expert Team Issues Report on Regional Responses to Climate Change

Coordination needed to build resilience

Mining for Solutions

A new study using genome mining reinforces the potential of biochemistry

Antarctic doline on after drainage.

Scientists Track Sudden Disappearance of Antarctic Ice Shelf Lake

Detailed observations enable better understanding of future ice shelf stability

Scripps Celebrates Pride Month

A Pride Month-inspired Q&A featuring several Scripps staff, students, and faculty

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

Book cover

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

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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

Woman standing in laboratory taking notes.

Scripps Student Spotlight: Monica Thukral

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

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