Oceans and Atmosphere

Ocean Instrumentation and Technology

Scripps Oceanography researchers have long been involved in the development, testing, and use of the devices, materials, and processes for gathering information about the oceans.

Academics

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Research Oceanographer
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Luc Lenain
Associate Research Scientist / Technical Director
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John Orcutt
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Florian Meyer
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Centers, Labs, and Programs

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

Performs research in acoustic theory as it relates to applications such as oceanography and physics.

The group focuses on observing and modeling coastal processes including beach evolution, cliff erosion, and nearshore waves.

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

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.

A specialized team of oceanographers, engineers, and graduate students solving vexing problems in ocean physics and biology.  We develop, build, and deploy novel scientific instrumentation to observe the ocean in new ways.

Focused on the development of an understanding of interaction of light with seawater constituents, variability in ocean optical properties, and propagation of light within the ocean and across the air-water boundary.

Ecological data collected on Scripps Institution of Oceanography research pier.

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...