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Ship Operations & Marine Technical Support


Scripps has one of the largest academic research fleets in the world, which plays a critical role in exploring our planet and conducting important research in all the world's oceans.


Hydraulics Laboratory


The Hydraulics Laboratory offers many testing facilities including a wind-wave channel, three pressure testing vessels, and a temperature/pressure calibration facility.


Ellen Browning Scripps Pier


As one of the world's biggest research piers, it is used for boat launching and a variety of experiments. Data on ocean conditions and plankton taken from the pier since 1916 provide an unparalleled source of information on changes in the coastal Pacific Ocean.


Marine Science & Development Center


MSDC specializes in the design, development, fabrication, and assembly of oceanographic, space, and general scientific hardware from minute laser components to large-scale integrated systems.

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