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Ryan Kich in front of Golden Gate Bridge

Scripps Student Spotlight: Ryan Kich

Graduate student researches the microbiomes of fish gills, and how those bacteria potentially affect fish health

Reefscapes of the Mo’orea backreef. Photo credit: Shayle Matsuda/ UH SOEST.

“Taste” and “Smell” of Coral Reefs Provide Insights into Dynamic Ecosystem

Breakthrough in detecting chemical identity of reefs

A woman leads a group of chirldren on a tour in an aquarium.

Scripps Community Outreach Program Celebrates a Milestone

Student-led, volunteer-driven SCOPE program honors two decades of scientific outreach by publishing a model of success

Deirdre Lyons

A Scientist's Life: Deirdre Lyons

Developmental biologist uncovers the instructions for life carried in cells

An image of a modern building and university campus near the ocean.

Scripps Receives $350,000 Grant to Support Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Three-year Heising-Simons Foundation grant will bolster outreach and recruitment of underrepresented minority students

Geisel Library at sunset

Six UC San Diego Experts Elected AAAS Fellows in 2021

Recognition by American Association for the Advancement of Science honors their contributions in ocean sciences, infectious and inflammatory diseases, engineering and materials science, and research ethics

San Francisco skyline during October 2020 wildfire

Exposure to Wildfire Smoke Increased Number of Bay Area COVID Deaths

Review of 2020 health data suggests wildfires made COVID victims more vulnerable

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

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