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UC San Diego Announces Second Cohort for Blue Economy Accelerator

Six new startups tackle ocean challenges in StartBlue Program

Collector vehicle Patania II, operated by marine engineering firm Global Sea Mineral Resources NV, stirs up seafloor sediment during field testing.

Study Gives New Insights into Nature of Deep-Sea Sediment Plumes

MIT-Scripps Oceanography team finds that sediment stirred up stays relatively close to seafloor

Another Year, Another Maui Trip!

Scripps Oceanography students monitor long-term changes in coral reef health

Big Sur experienced some of the most substantial cliff retreat rates observed by Scripps researchers

New High-Resolution Study on California Coastal Cliff Erosion Released

Website presents details on state’s continually changing coastline

Illunima sign

Illumina Supports Enhanced Genomics-Enabled Discovery and Training Programs at UC San Diego

New laboratory automation technology will advance marine biomedical research, preparing students for biotech and genomics workforce

Post-atmospheric river flooding in Sacramento, 2019. Caldor Fire, 2021

More Evidence that California Weather Is Trending toward Extremes

Patterns associated with wildfires increasing in frequency, those linked to “normal” rainfall decreasing

Russ Davis with Argo float components

Russ E. Davis: 1941-2022

Inventive engineer transformed studies of ocean’s role in climate and upper-ocean dynamics

Ocean Observing, Island Nation Collaboration Top Agenda for Scripps at UN Ocean Conference

Event beginning June 26 will address crisis facing global oceans

A pod of Southern Resident orcas in British Columbia, Canada. Photo:cullenphotos/iStockPhoto

A New Way to Differentiate Orca Whale “Cultures” through Audio Recordings

The lifestyles of three types of orcas revealed through their clicks and whistles

Researchers with Adam Young carrying a LIDAR drone on the beach.

As California Cliffs Erode, UC San Diego Team Works to Track and Understand these Changes

Advanced imaging and geotechnical technology powering understanding of our coastline and its hazards

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

 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

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

Scripps Oceanographers Featured in New Documentary on Project Recover

“To What Remains” has national premiere on Dec. 8

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

startBlue Accelerator program

UC San Diego Announces Teams for Blue Tech Accelerator

Eight new San Diego startups are tackling ocean challenges in startBlue Program

Munk Guyot, revealed by multibeam sonar surveys made in lawnmower-like swaths.

Seamount Named for Iconic Scripps Oceanographer Walter Munk

The new Munk Guyot southwest of Hawaii was mapped by research vessel Sally Ride in 2019

Scripps Receives $2.5 Million to Lead New Coastal Cliff Research

Scientists hope to get better understanding of cliff failures, could lay groundwork for future alert system

A wave glider in the ocean

NOAA Awards More Than $7 million for California Ocean Observing

Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System at Scripps Oceanography among nationwide research groups awarded

Sophia Merrifield headshot

Scripps Oceanography Researcher Receives Young Investigator Award

Office of Naval Research award will support Sophia Merrifield's work on robotic systems

Prado Dam overview

Water Supply Reliability Expected to Improve at Southern California’s Prado Dam

New trial for using advanced weather forecasts to retain more water proves successful

Deployment of phased array Doppler sonar (PADS) unit

Researchers Observe Potential Impacts of Seafloor Mining

Team uses field data to create a model to show behavior of sediment plumes

B-52 fly by at Andersen Air Force Base

Remains of U.S. Pilot Recovered offshore Vietnam

Scripps Oceanography’s Project Recover uses advanced underwater technology to aid in recovery

Africa's Sahel region has endured devastating droughts in the past half-century. Photo: IAEA

Simulation Points Out Possibilities and Pitfalls of Regional Geoengineering Schemes

Model demonstrates that ending drought in one African region reduces rainfall in another

Hydrogen-Hybrid research vessel

UC San Diego Receives $35 Million in State Funding for New California Coastal Research Vessel

First-of-its-kind hydrogen-hybrid vessel will be vital to education and research

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