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Views from the Forefront of Climate Action

Alumna Kim Cobb is a leader in climate change research and action

Spreading the Love for Planet Earth

Scripps alumna Rosina Garcia shares passion for planet through her work at California natural history museum

Photo: Erik Jepsen, UC San Diego

Levin, Talley Named New National Academy of Science Members

Scripps Oceanography distinguished emerita researchers among five from UC San Diego recently honored

Tyler Valdes in front of a floral bush

Energizing the Environmental Justice Movement

MAS Climate Science and Policy alum Tyler Valdes advocates for progressive environmental policy in California

Daniel Banyai-Becker on a backpacking trip in the Desolation Wilderness area of the Eastern Sierra Nevada, one of my favorite places for camping and backpacking.

Recent Graduate's Career Takes Flight

A Scripps Oceanography alumnus lands a dream job as a research associate with the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

A scuba diver and a school of fish

Diving Sector Could Hold the Key to Advancing UN Sustainable Development Goals

Scripps Oceanography-led paper pinpoints how the diving community can play a critical role in global marine conservation and sustainability

Jaimie Huynh on a hiking expedition.

An Advocate for Environmental Justice

MAS Climate Science and Policy alum uses her expertise and knowledge to address inequity in issues related to climate change

Oceanography PhD candidate Taylor McKie

New Installment of Science Show Launches

“Wavelengths” video series gives inside look at people and science at Scripps Oceanography

students at a graduation ceremony

Cheers to Scripps Oceanography’s Class of 2023

An impressive group of graduates reflect on their experience at UC San Diego and discuss what’s next

Astrid Hsu in the middle of a sargassum raft off the coast of Cancun, Mexico on an expedition to understand how blooms of sargassum are impacting the local ecology and tourism economy. Photo taken by Octavio Aburto.

From the Ocean to the Happiest Place on Earth

MAS Marine Biodiversity and Conservation alum uses her expertise and knowledge to help the Walt Disney Company achieve its sustainability targets

An underwater photo of coral reefs

New Study Provides First Comprehensive Look at Oxygen Loss on Coral Reefs

Scripps Oceanography scientists and collaborators provide first-of-its-kind assessment of hypoxia, or low oxygen levels, across 32 coral reef sites around the world

Researchers capture a sediment sample in the field in Antarctica.

Researchers Extract First Layered Lake-Sediment Sample from Subglacial Antarctica

Scripps Oceanography alumnus and colleagues describe the sample's importance in understanding past dynamics of the Antarctic ice sheet and its ecosystems

Researchers collect a sediment core from a mangrove forest

Scientists Dig into Sediments for Clues on Carbon Storage

From San Diego to the Galapagos Islands and beyond, Scripps Oceanography researchers are revealing the mysteries of carbon sequestration in aquatic ecosystems

Two graduates holding arms to form heart shape in front of ocean view.

Hats Off to You, Grads

Scripps celebrates the Class of 2022, checks in to see where some of our graduates are headed next

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

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

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

An underwater view of fish swimming in the submerged roots of a red mangrove forest.

Hidden Mangrove Forest in the Yucatan Peninsula Reveals Ancient Sea Levels

Researchers investigate an ancient coastal ecosystem found more than 120 miles from the nearest ocean, revealing sea level impacts from the last interglacial period

A giant sea bass swims near a kelp forest

New Study Holds Promise for “Critically Endangered” Giant Sea Bass

Scripps-led study recommends new assessment of giant sea bass species using data from both sides of U.S.-Mexico border

Double rainbow over Scripps Pier

Scripps Celebrates the Class of 2021

See where some of our graduates are headed next

Richard Seymour: 1929-2021

Richard Seymour: 1929-2021

Architect of the iconic Coastal Data Information Program, world’s largest repository of scientific, directional wave data

Deployment of a float at sea with boat in background.

StartBlue Program Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2021

UC San Diego’s new ocean-focused accelerator accepting applications from May 21 to July 2

Aggregation of sardine in Gulf of California

Overfishing As Significant as Environmental Factors as Cause of Sardine Fishery Collapse

Study offers a new way to predict sardine population shifts and a counternarrative to current understanding

Portarit of a female astronaut with short brown hair wearing a blue jumpsuit. She is standing in a training facility and her arms are crossed.

Ready for Liftoff: Alumna Megan McArthur to Pilot Space Mission

Astronaut and graduate of Scripps Oceanography to visit International Space Station as part of NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 mission

A composite image featuring portarits of two smiling women

Shooting for the Moon

UC San Diego alumnae Jessica Meir and Kate Rubins selected to NASA’s Artemis program, which aims to land the first woman and next man on the moon by 2024

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