Scripps Ship Operations

& Marine Technical Support (SOMTS)

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has one of the world's largest academic research fleets, playing a critical role in exploring our planet and conducting important research in all the world’s oceans.

2017 Annual Report: Ships (PDF)

  • Plan a scientific research cruise using Scripps's ships and services

  • Current and historical schedules for Scripps's research vessels

  • Key phone numbers and other contact information

Scripps Fleet News

Research vessel Sally Ride at dock in front of orange, red and purple sunset

Photo of the Week: Sally Ride Sunrise
Scripps research vessel to shed light on monsoonal mysteries and more in 2019

Photo of the Week: Bongo Flow
Cruise aboard Scripps research vessel monitors health of coastal waters

Photo of the Week: Shoreside in Seattle
Scripps research vessels briefly share distant dock

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