Research Facilities

R/V Roger Revelle entering San Diego Bay

Scripps Fleet

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego operates of the largest academic research fleets in the world, with four research vessels and the research platform FLIP.

Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier

Scripps Pier

As one of the world's biggest research piers, Scripps Pier is used for boat launching and a variety of experiments.

Oceanographic Collections

Scripps's oceanographic collections contain more than 100 years of biological and geological specimens and geophysical data, including more than 2 million fish specimens and 15,000 sediment core sections.

Hydraulics Laboratory

The Hydraulics Laboratory offers many testing facilities, including a wind-wave channel, two flow channels, three pressure testing vessels, a deep tank, and a temperature/pressure calibration facility. 

Marine Science Development Center

MSDC specializes in the design, development, fabrication, and assembly of oceanographic, space, and general scientific hardware from minute laser components to large-scale integrated systems.

UCSD Research Core Facilities

UC San Diego's Office of Research Affairs maintains a listing of current research core facilities that are accessible to  faculty, fellows, staff, and students.