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Erosion monitoring, Torrey Pines State Beach.

Surveys Identify Relationship between Waves, Coastal Cliff Erosion

Study shows waves, rainfall important parts of erosion process, providing new opportunity to improve forecasts

Sixth year PhD student Camille Pagniello on a boat in the middle of the ocean

Scripps Student Spotlight: Camille Pagniello

Graduate student researches marine life through an array of sensory monitoring systems to decode ocean properties

The DURIP awarded to Matthew Dzieciuch will fund acquisition of a low-frequency sound source. The instrument will complement two existing sources that were part of the Coordinated Arctic Acoustic Thermometry Experiment (CAATEX) including the one pictured here. Photo by Daniel Fatnes, Norwegian Coast Guard.

UC San Diego Receives 7 DURIP Awards from Department of Defense

University tops UC system in number of awards

New Study Redefines Understanding of Where Icebergs Put Meltwater into the Southern Ocean

The findings pave the way for large Antarctic icebergs to be used in global climate models

A large research vessel out at sea.

Midlife Refit of Research Vessel Roger Revelle Completed

Upgrades improve scientific capabilities and extend life of one of the most capable ships in U.S. academic fleet

Gneiss

New Study Helps Pinpoint When Earth’s Plate Subduction Began

Several billion-year-old rocks tell the story of the planet’s transition from alien landscape to one of continents, oceans, and ultimately life

Is Arctic Warming Behind a Monster Saharan Dust Storm?

A June 2020 event set a record for size of a dust mass sent across the Atlantic

MOSAIC

Scripps scientists return from year-long polar drift experiment

A photo essay from the Arctic Ocean

A smiling man in front of the beach with cliffs in the background.

Scripps Geophysicist Peter Shearer Awarded AGU’s Inge Lehmann Medal

American Geophysical Union recognizes contribution to the understanding of earthquakes

Close-up image of bamboo coral Acanella arbuscula

Scientists Call for Decade of Concerted Effort to Enhance Understanding of the Deep Seas

Decade of Ocean Science offers opportunity for discovery

Scripps Student Spotlight: Doug Sweeney

Graduate student is researching how marine bacteria produce antibacterial and anticancer compounds

David Sandwell

Five UC San Diego Experts Elected AAAS Fellows in 2020

Scripps Oceanography's David Sandwell among those recognized by American Association for the Advancement of Science

A compilation photo featuring profiles of two women in outdoor settings

Celebrating Native American Excellence at Scripps

Researchers describe the importance of Indigenous representation in science

A aerial view of a college campus, a pier, and the Pacific Ocean

StartBlue Program Receives Funding to Boost Ocean-Focused Startups

Accelerator program set to launch Fall 2021 at UC San Diego thanks to a grant by the Economic Development Administration and philanthropic supporters

Residents watch downtown San Francisco burn in aftermath of 1906 quake

What Makes an Earthquake a Star?

Scripps Oceanography geophysicist considers what makes some quakes celebrities

A Scientist's Life: Adam Young

Coastal morphologist assesses erosion risk with drone-based lasers, photogrammetry, and buried sensors

A man stands near a pier

Scripps Student Spotlight: Jeramy Dedrick

Climate sciences PhD student studies the physical and chemical processes affecting low cloud formation in marine environments

A man in front of a series of video screens displaying wildfire information

Eyes on Wildfires

ALERTWildfire camera network reaches 610-camera milestone during season of record fires

Plastic bottles with marine life on them in front of the ocean

Scripps-Rady Ocean Plastic Pollution Challenge

Applications open for solution-based course to tackle marine pollution

Two researchers deploy a robotic float off a ship.

NSF Grants $53 Million to Create a Global Fleet of Robotic Floats to Monitor Ocean Health

New grant will support a consortium of research institutions, including Scripps Oceanography, to build a global array of robotic floats with biogeochemical sensors

A California killifish.

New Study Finds That Parasites Can Drain Energy from Hosts Prior to Infection

Study led by Scripps scientists looks at the impact of brain-infecting parasites on California killifish

Digital raster of the suction disc of a clingfish

Clinging on Tighter: Scientists Reenvision Bioinspired Suction Cup

New study and prototype design follow up previous efforts to recreate clingfish suction disc

Local Cures for the Climate Crisis

Book and event seek community remedies for the intertwined issues of climate change, public health and social justice

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