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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

SUNY Albany researcher Sujata Murty retrieves coral core to study paleoclimate

Review Evaluates Evidence for Intensifying Indian Ocean Water Cycle

Report calls for better integration of observations, models, and paleoclimate research

Workers in hard hats and jump suits deploying mooring from research vessel.

Mixing It Up

Oceanographers search for turbulent-driven upwelling at bottom of the ocean

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

Map showing route of water circulating around the world's oceans.

The ‘Grand Tour’ Atlantic Ocean Water Takes Around the World

An analysis of “big data” by Scripps oceanographers traces where water goes when it leaves the Atlantic ocean basin

Scripps oceanographer Grant Deane

A Scientist's Life: Grant Deane

Oceanographer studies how much bubbles can reveal about the state of the oceans

A diver underwater

U.S., Israeli Universities Open Marine Archaeology Research Station

New field station in Akko, Israel will support research by UC San Diego's Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology and the University of Haifa's Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies

Spotlights illuminate an instrument used to detect pockets of warm Pacific Ocean water that penetrated the Arctic Ocean

The 'Heat Bombs' Destroying Arctic Sea Ice

Unprecedented observations could revise forecasts of melt in polar ocean

California's Central Valley as seen from the International Space Station.

Scientists Map “Pulse” of Groundwater Flow through California’s Central Valley

Advances in remote sensing are providing a first glimpse of groundwater recharge in the San Joaquin Valley

Scripps Oceanography geochemist Ray Weiss

Emissions of Banned Ozone-Depleting Substance and Greenhouse Gas are Back on the Decline

Chlorofluorocarbon gas associated with insulating foam had surged unexpectedly in mid-2010s

Sarah Purkey

A Scientist’s Life: Sarah Purkey

Oceanographer monitors ocean heat content, key driving force behind sea-level rise

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

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

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

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