Marine Geology and Geophysics

Understanding the geomorphology, sedimentation, stratigraphy, volcanism, structural geology, tectonics, and geological history of the oceans and the forces that affect them.


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Centers, Labs, and Projects

Geological Collections
A physical library of geological samples from the seafloor and subseafloor of the world’s oceans.
Geological Data Center (GDC)
Archiving and providing access to marine geological data, particularly from Scripps vessels.
Gravity Lab
Develops geophysical instruments including sensors for detection of seismic, infrasonic, and crustal deformation signals.