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“UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientists engineer solutions for unanswered questions vital to many blue economy sectors and bring $150 million annually in sponsored research from government and industry partnerships to San Diego. The Scripps oceanographic research fleet is core to this work and is utilized by scientists, engineers, and explorers in support of research and technology development and testing.
Uniquely positioned within UC San Diego–a world-renowned center for research and catalyst for innovation–and neighboring NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center–a leader in marine resource utilization and management–Scripps collaborates to acquire scientific data and to develop new technologies important to the blue economy.”
-Margaret Leinen, PhD

Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Vice Chancellor, UC San Diego

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