Global Environmental Monitoring

A Wirewalker profiling device is deployed off a Scripps research vessel.

A Wirewalker profiling device is deployed off a Scripps research vessel.

Scripps has a long history of initiating and maintaining long-term environmental observing programs in the oceans, atmosphere, and on land at regional to global scales.  These observations are core to science discovery across numerous disciplines and inform our understanding of society’s most pressing issues.

Understanding changes in climate, biodiversity, and our knowledge of and ability to predict natural hazards requires long-term observations, and the return on investment for these systems to local, state, and federal governments and to the public at large is immeasurable.

The Scripps legacy in initiating and sustaining observations documenting environmental change is perhaps best illustrated by the well-known Mauna Loa CO2 record, but includes many other important programs, including ArgoCalifornia Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI), and the Shore Stations Program.

Recent Updates

New Airborne GPS Technology for Weather Conditions Takes Flight | Scripps News | Mar 17, 2014

Number of Days Without Rain to Dramatically Increase in Some World Regions | Scripps News | Mar 13, 2014

Around the Pier: Profiles in Diversity - Hispanic Scientist Driven to Make a Public Impact | Scripps News | Mar 05, 2014

Photo of the Week | Scripps News | Feb 18, 2014

Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Scripps Flourishes | Scripps News | Feb 13, 2014