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

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Associate Researcher
Sarah Gille
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Research Geophysicist
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Professor Emeritus
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Luc Lenain
Associate Research Scientist / Technical 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

Jul 27, 2021 Simulation Points Out Possibilities and Pitfalls of Regional Geoengineering Schemes

Simulation Points Out Possibilities and Pitfalls of Regional Geoengineering Schemes

Model demonstrates that ending drought in one African region reduces r...

Jul 23, 2021 UC San Diego Receives $35 Million in State Funding for New California Coastal Research Vessel

UC San Diego Receives $35 Million in State Funding for New California Coastal Research Vessel

First-of-its-kind hydrogen-hybrid vessel will be vital to education an...

Jul 23, 2021 Review Evaluates Evidence for Intensifying Indian Ocean Water Cycle

Review Evaluates Evidence for Intensifying Indian Ocean Water Cycle

Report calls for better integration of observations, models, and paleo...