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Launching an unmanned surface vessel from Scripps Pier.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Partners with NOAA for Unmanned Systems Research

New agreement is to advance unmanned systems research and operations activities for NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations

Oroville Dam

Researchers Identify Factor Behind 2017 Oroville Dam Spillways Incident

Heavy snowmelt delivered a surge of runoff to Feather River and Lake Oroville

Earth's Magnetic Field

Simulations Shows Magnetic Field Can Change 10 Times Faster than Previously Thought

Scientists demonstrate rapid changes are associated with local weakening of the magnetic field

A blue screen with the word Wavelengths written in white letters

Scripps Oceanography Debuts Wavelengths Video Series

Hosted YouTube video series showcases the cutting-edge research happening at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Susheel Adusumilli in Antarctica

Scripps Student Spotlight: Susheel Adusumilli

Geophysics PhD student pursuing research of ice-ocean interactions makes a positive difference with his conversations and projects on climate change

Research vessel Roger Revelle off the coast of La Jolla.

R/V Roger Revelle Returns

Vessel makes whistle stop at Scripps Oceanography on return to San Diego

NOAA Dust

Air Pollution’s Connection to Infant Mortality

New study reveals air pollution, even from natural sources, has critical impacts on child health

Cruise Quarantine

Scripps Oceanography Research Cruises Resume – With Limitations

Scientists deal with substantial procedural changes to ensure safety during COVID-19

Vanessa Zobell

Scripps Student Spotlight: Vanessa ZoBell

PhD student fascinated by the intelligence and mystery of whales studies ship noise impacts on baleen whales in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

Scripps Oceanography SURF Program

Scripps Oceanography’s 2020 SURF Program Continues During COVID-19

Despite the pandemic, Scripps’ undergraduate summer research program that aims to increase diversity in geosciences carries on and expands with new virtual offering

Blue whale fluke by Angela Szesciorka

Research Highlight: Blue Whales Are Arriving in Southern California Earlier and Earlier

Scientists find that blue whales are timing their migration around the previous year’s krill abundance

Black and white portraits of two men in their twenties.

Two Scripps Oceanography Students Honored for Exceptional Research

Travis Courtney awarded Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal; William Chapman awarded Frieman Prize

What's next for new phds?

What's Next for Scripps' New PhDs?

A cross-section of new doctorate holders share their plans

A young man works on a laptop in an office overlooking a verdant canyon and the ocean.

Students Poised to Tackle Environmental Challenges in ‘Hacking for the Oceans’ Course

New course offering led by Scripps Oceanography enables students to develop solutions to real-world problems facing the ocean

Rise Of Carbon

Rise of Carbon Dioxide Unabated

Seasonal peak exceeds 417 parts per million at Mauna Loa observatory

A stormy wave in the ocean

A Statement from Scripps Institution of Oceanography Leadership

Statement of support and solidarity for our Black community

Ramanathan Portrait

New Course Aims to Bring Climate Change Solutions to Global Audience

Four-part series is first offering on the new UC San Diego Online platform

Maya Becker walking through rocky snowfield.

Scripps Student Spotlight: Maya Becker

Geophysics PhD student fascinated by ice-shelf mass change pursues research in glaciology

People playing on the shore under a hot sun

Scientists Identify Climate Change as Major Contributor to Record-Breaking Marine Heatwave

Scripps Oceanography team used a century of ocean data collected by the Shore Stations Program and new method of temperature analysis to put the 2018 marine heatwave in context

Sea Skater

“It is Practically Hovering on Air”

High-speed footage provides never-before-seen look at tiny insect that can survive life on high seas

A woman stands in front of a plane on a tarmack.

Scripps Alumni Spotlight: Lauren Ward

MAS MBC alumna harnesses her science communication skills and passion for sharing Earth’s stories as a video producer for NASA

Iridescent P. orphanae scale worm by Greg Rouse

Hungry Hungry Scale Worms: Scientists Discover Four New Species of Deep-Sea Dwellers

A team of researchers describes new species of unique scale worms in the East Pacific

Ospreys on platform at end of Scripps Pier.

Osprey Nest Perched Above Scripps Pier Brings Hope to Local Environmentalists

Nesting platform made possible thanks to a gift by a family foundation

Open Access Book

New Open-Access Book Casts Climate Change as a Public Health Crisis

Contributors to text co-edited by UC San Diego researchers range from Nobel Prize laureates to Pope Francis

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