Research Focus

coral reef health

From the Pristine to Degraded: Reefs of the Central Pacific
Scripps-led research team assesses the impacts of human disturbance on coral reefs

Acoustic technology and a marine seep.

Research Highlight: Acoustic Technology Aids Scripps Scientists in Study of Marine Seeps
Novel use of acoustic recording package developed for marine mammals helps scientists monitor methane emissions in the North Sea

Jan. 2016 ocean surface temperatures compared to 1981-2010 average. Image: Dan Pisut/NOAA NNVL

Scripps Science Responds to El Niño
Across a wide range of disciplines, Scripps researchers are observing this year’s historic event in greater detail than ever before

Linda Chilton of USC Sea Grant leads citizen scientists on a tour of La Jolla Shores Jan. 20, 2016

From the Field: Empowering the Community through Citizen Science
Student will evaluate program enlisting public’s help in documenting El Niño


Grad SLAM participants

Grad SLAM Participants Demonstrate the Power of the Three-Minute Pitch
Scripps Oceanography and UC San Diego graduate students deliver polished presentations at campus-wide speaking competition

Donor reception at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

Scripps Event Recognizes COP21 Donor Support
Scripps 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) delegates come together for a special reception at Birch Aquarium at Scripps to thank donors for their generous support

New members of prestigious society

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Three UC San Diego Professors
Scripps Oceanography’s Farooq Azam and Lisa Tauxe become new members of prestigious society

UC Carbon Slam 2016

UC Carbon Slam 2016 – Apply by April 18
Scripps students invited to participate in solutions-based climate contest