About Understanding and Protecting the Planet

Over the next few decades, communities, regions, governments and businesses around the world will need strategies for adaptation to climate change and other environmental hazards. Adaptation to such changes requires deep knowledge of the basic environmental forcing of change, as well as understanding of risk, economics, culture, societal structure, politics and other characteristics that will determine how individuals, businesses, societies and governments adapt. 

Adaptation will require creative engineering, scientific and social science and humanities solutions to these challenges. It also requires the extensive integration and merger of large data sets from all of these disciplines.

News

NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir Orbits Back to Scripps Campus for a Visit
Scripps alumna delivered keynote address at Blue Tech Week, engaged in roundtable discussion with students, and participated in Facebook Live Q&A during visit

Major Charles Bolden Jr. speaks with Scripps students.

Flying into Scripps with Major General Charles Frank Bolden Jr.
Former NASA Administrator visits Scripps to accept the 2017 Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest; engages with students to inspire scientific and global change

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Study of Bermuda Corals Finds Temperature Is Most Influential Factor on Coral Growth
Observations of Bermuda coral reefs find that gradual ocean warming may increase growth rates, but only if below a temperature ‘tipping point’

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation

Scripps Scientists Use Photomosaic Technology to Find Order in the Chaos of Coral Reefs
First results from the 100 Island Challenge

Study of Bermuda Corals Finds Temperature Is Most Influential Factor on Coral Growth
Observations of Bermuda coral reefs find that gradual ocean warming may increase growth rates, but only if below a temperature ‘tipping point’

Scripps Oceanography Receives $3 Million NOAA Grant to Help Decisionmakers Prepare for Hazards and Extreme Events
Program will focus on climate-driven impacts to environmental resources in California and Nevada

Human Health and the Oceans

A Scientist’s Life: Tarik Benmarhnia
Climate change epidemiologist considers human health hazards

UC San Diego Launches Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology
Center co-led by Scripps Oceanography and Department of Anthropology will investigate relationship between human societies and marine environments

Study Finds Bacteria Living in Marine Sponge Produce Toxic Flame Retardant-Like Compounds
Scripps researchers are steps closer to understanding their human health implications

Resilience to Hazards

Drone Truthing
UC San Diego researchers developing new high-tech approach to detecting structural damage during extreme events such as earthquakes

A Scientist's Life: Jennifer Vanos
Biometeorologist is at intersection of weather and human health

Around the Pier: New Faculty Represent University’s Approach to Understanding and Protecting the Planet
Interdisciplinary research is key trait of six new professors joining UC San Diego

Innovative Observation

NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir Orbits Back to Scripps Campus for a Visit
Scripps alumna delivered keynote address at Blue Tech Week, engaged in roundtable discussion with students, and participated in Facebook Live Q&A during visit

Scripps Scientists Use Photomosaic Technology to Find Order in the Chaos of Coral Reefs
First results from the 100 Island Challenge

Flying into Scripps with Major General Charles Frank Bolden Jr.
Former NASA Administrator visits Scripps to accept the 2017 Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest; engages with students to inspire scientific and global change

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