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.

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John Orcutt
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Florian Meyer
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Luc Lenain
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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

Apr 7, 2021 Cause of Historic Ocean Heat Wave off San Diego in 2018

Cause of Historic Ocean Heat Wave off San Diego in 2018

Stifled ocean activity the dominant force behind historic event

Mar 8, 2021 How an Unusually Warm Indian Ocean Caused Flooding on Yangtze River

How an Unusually Warm Indian Ocean Caused Flooding on Yangtze River

Climate modelers unravel a mystery with a surprising connection to Aus...

Mar 4, 2021 A Line in the Sand

A Line in the Sand

A brief history of the women of Scripps Institution of Oceanography