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Chloe Gustafson and mountaineer Meghan Seifert installing a magnetotelluric station in Antarctica. Photo: Kerry Key, Columbia University.

Groundwater Discovered in Sediments Buried Deep Under Antarctic Ice

Study proves value of electromagnetic techniques in a new polar environment

A group of students in diving gear walk towards the beach.

New Fellowship Program Supports Diversity in Scientific Diving

The Scripps-led DIVERsity Fellowship Program will start accepting applications for the Fall 2022 cohort on May 6

Osmund Holm-Hansen 1928-2021

Osmund Holm-Hansen: 1928-2021

Leading scientist in plankton dynamics of polar regions

Images of dinoflagellates collected during Long-Term Ecological Reseach cruise off California, 2021

Scientists Announce Comprehensive Regional Diagnostic of Microbial Ocean Life using DNA Testing

Large-scale ‘metabarcoding’ methods could revolutionize how society understands forces that drive seafood supply, planet’s ability to remove greenhouse gases

Plumes of Hot Material near Earth’s Core Grease Way for Moving Slabs of Earth

New study helps explain dynamics of plate tectonics

Scripps pier

Scripps Launches New Program to Support Community College Students in Geosciences

Scripps-GEO program bridges community college students to more opportunities and awareness in geosciences

Currents off the west coasts of North and Central America

Scripps Oceanography-Led Study Predicts Climate Change Accelerates Ocean Currents

Warming is making surface currents shallower and faster

School of fish over a coral bed underwater

Ambitious New Environmental Challenge Aims to Rewild 40 Globally Significant Island Ecosystems from Ridge to Reef by 2030

Island Conservation, Re:wild, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, the Government of Panama, and the Government of Palau Launch 2030 Island-Ocean Connection Challenge at Our Ocean Conference with $50 Million Secured

Microbial ecologist Jack Gilbert

A Scientist's Life: Jack Gilbert

Microbial ecologist seeks ways to collaborate with bacteria to improve human and ecosystem health

Istock photo of smoggy Los Angeles

New Evidence Suggests California’s Environmental Policies Preferentially Protect Whites

Systemic racism could explain why minorities are exposed to more pollution throughout the state

Jessica Meir near Scripps Pier

NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir to Speak at UC San Diego Commencement

UC San Diego alumna has led a career of daring research to understand and protect the planet, including a six-month mission to the International Space Station

U.S. News Names UC San Diego Graduate Programs Among Top 10 in Nation

Geophysics program ranked sixth, geology 12th

Scripps Student Spotlight: Natalie Posdaljian

PhD student examines marine mammal acoustics as a signal of greater changes in the ecosystem

Sand dollars off La Jolla, Calif. Photo: Greg Rouse

Study Reconsiders Early Evolution of Sea Urchins

Genome-scale analysis of evolutionary relationships and times of origin of sea urchins and their relatives prompts re-evaluation of their fossil record

Scientists Discover How Molecule Becomes Anticancer Weapon

Deep-sea microbe provides rich source of medically potent drugs

Geisel library at sunset

UC San Diego Receives $7.35 Million in Federal Community Project Funding

Federal funding will aid ocean dumpsite and cliff erosion research, and improve telehealth offerings

Close-up image of a coral.

Advanced Imaging Reveals New Cellular and Molecular Details of Coral-Algae Relationship

Findings expand understanding of ecologically important animal-microbe relationship

A research pier and the ocean with red flowers in the foreground

Scripps Celebrates Women’s History Month 2022

Several early-career researchers share their experiences as women in science—and their hopes for the future

Students in “Communicating Environmental Science" course create analysis of science communication challenges

Let’s Talk about Science: Why and How We Need to Do Better

Observations from Scripps Oceanography science communications class on the task scientists face

Damage to Oroville Dam spillway, Feb. 27, 2017. Photo: Dale Kolke/Calif. DWR

Climate Change Identified as Contributor to Oroville Dam Spillway Incident

Case study of weather triggering the 2017 crisis points to how atmospheric rivers are impacted by global warming

Jeremy portrait in front of Scripps Pier

Scripps Student Spotlight: Jeremy Wing Ching Wong

PhD student researches the mechanisms behind earthquakes in order to understand their origins and effects

Community Engagement Fellows 2021

Community Engagement Fellows Receive UC San Diego’s Inclusive Excellence Award

Fellows recognized for their essential roles in supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

 Satellite imagery of the Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in the South Pacific Ocean on January 15, 2022. (CSU/CIRA and JAXA/JMA)

Tonga Tsunami a Reminder of Need for Better Global Detection Network

International effort to deploy new technology could greatly improve warning systems

Five UC San Diego Graduate Students Inducted to Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Five UC San Diego Graduate Students Inducted to Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Scripps physical oceanography student Taylor McKie recognized for dedication to social justice, inclusivity, and academic excellence

Photo: Rawpixel/iStockPhoto

Variable Precipitation Linked to Rising Infectious Disease among Young Children Worldwide

Global database analysis spotlights higher risk in low-to-middle-income nations

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