The just-concluded COP21 climate conference in Paris hosted tens of thousands of negotiators, scientists, journalists, and advocates. Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California science is a fundamental reason why the international climate talks first began, with Scripps researchers ushering in the modern era of climate change research more than 50 years ago. This year, Scripps students and scientists were there to represent the latest ocean and climate science and convey that to negotiators creating a plan for climate action. The U.S. State Department hosted several panel discussions at the U.S. Center, a venue within the COP21 site. Among them was "A Deep Dive into Ocean and Climate Science" featuring Scripps students Yassir Eddebbar, Natalya Gallo, and Kaitlyn Lowder, and postdoctoral researcher Matt Siegfried as panelists.
Today the State Department released video of the session.
– Robert Monroe
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. Now in its second century of discovery, the scientific scope of the institution has grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical, and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today on every continent and in every ocean. The institution has a staff of more than 1,400 and annual expenditures of approximately $195 million from federal, state, and private sources. Scripps operates oceanographic research vessels recognized worldwide for their outstanding capabilities. Equipped with innovative instruments for ocean exploration, these ships constitute mobile laboratories and observatories that serve students and researchers from institutions throughout the world. Birch Aquarium at Scripps serves as the interpretive center of the institution and showcases Scripps research and a diverse array of marine life through exhibits and programming for more than 430,000 visitors each year. Learn more at scripps.ucsd.edu and follow us at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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