Scripps researchers develop and operate long-term global and regional observing systems that improve understanding of environmental change and hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, wildfires, and harmful algal blooms.
The Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment measures important trace gases in the atmosphere
Network of robotic ocean profiling floats that measure global ocean circulation, temperature, salinity
Benthic Invertebrate Collection
Houses specimens representing nearly 8,000 species of seafloor organisms
California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations is a famed survey of Pacific marine life and physical ocean conditions
California Real Time Network
GPS stations that provide geospatial information on terrain down to the subcentimeter level
California Current Ecosystem is a program designed to understand the effects of long-term climate variability on California Current marine life
CLIVAR and Carbon Hydrographic Data Office delivers global CTD and hydrographic data from decades of ocean observations
Coastal Data Information Program provides maritime users vital data on waves, currents, and ocean temperature
California Nevada Applications Program is a network providing climate science to public officials in California and Nevada
Coastal Observing Research and Development Center creates coastal observational technologies for science, industrial, and military applications
Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes forecasts and tracks extreme weather events, especially atmospheric rivers, that affect water supply
Geological Data Center archives and provides access to oceanographic data, particularly from Scripps Oceanographic vessels.
High-Frequency Radar provides information on direction of ocean surface currents in U.S. waters
The iconic measurement of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that launched the modern era of climate change research
Marine Vertebrate Collection
One of the largest collections of deep-sea and pelagic fishes in the world
Ocean Time Series Group
Uses observations made on moored sensors throughout world oceans to develop long-term data
Pelagic Invertebrate Collection
One of the world's preeminent collections of marine zooplankton, housing more than 140,000 specimens
International Deployment of Accelerometers is part of a global network of seismometers that gives information on earthquakes, tsunamis, and underground explosions
Resilient Futures: Imperial Beach
A sea-level rise and flood forecast network developed for the city of Imperial Beach
Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System is one of 11 contributors to a national network providing coastal environmental and water quality data
Scripps Ecological Observatory
Ecological data collected on Scripps Institution of Oceanography research pier
Shore Stations Program
A nine-station network making fundamental temperature and salinity measurements along the California coast since 1916
A program to crowdsource data on ocean health relying chiefly on instruments packaged on fins issued to surfers and paddleboarders
Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations Modeling is a group of universities including Scripps Oceanography studying the Southern Ocean and its influence on global climate
Scripps Orbit and Permanent Array Center researches, analyzes and archives geodetic and seismic data for the study of earthquakes and tsunamis, tectonic plate motion, and structural monitoring
Spray Underwater Glider Data
Network of diving robotic gliders that measure ocean conditions along specified tracks
A Continental Scale Seismic Observatory is a collection of seismographs that provides high-resolution earthquake data in areas of interest
Centers and Programs
Scripps Institution of Oceanography is home to interdisciplinary scientific research centers and major programs.
Scripps Oceanography is home to cutting-edge research facilities and scientific equipment.
Faculty and researchers operate important research labs that help understand and protect the planet.