Oceans and Atmosphere

Autonomous Ocean Platforms and Global Observing Systems

The use of sensor-equipped drifters or autonomous underwater vehicles as well as global-scale observing methods to study ocean and atmosphere systems.

Academics

Mark Ohman
Distinguished Professor
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Associate Researcher
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Sarah Gille
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Professor Emeritus
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Kait Frasier
Assistant Research Scientist
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Research Oceanographer
Luc Lenain
Associate Research Scientist / Director
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Centers, Labs, and Programs

A global network of robotic floats that measure the changing state of the ocean.

Develops and implements coastal observatories, serves as a science and technical interface with local, state, and federal agencies, and manages various system components.

Develops autonomous instrument platforms and sensors for them, builds instrumented vehicles, and operates floats and gliders for such projects.

Research interests are broadly concerned with the use of new technology for observing oceanic phenomena and the development of inverse techniques for their interpretation.

Provides a critical service to the oceanographic community by innovating new drifter designs and sensors as demanded/needed by science applications and evolving observing system requirements.

An autonomous long range platform to unveil the oceans.

Oceans and Atmosphere News

Scripps Pier, UC San Diego Mount Soledad Facility to Host Coastal Marine Cloud Study

Year-long field campaign launches Feb. 15 to study the marine clouds t...

SalpPOOP Study Highlights Biogeochemical Importance of Zooplankton Fecal Pellets

Blooms of marine organisms transfer loads of atmospheric carbon into t...

Increased Atmospheric Dust has Masked Power of Greenhouse Gases to Warm Planet

Study finds increasing levels of dust likely had cooling effect that s...