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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.

2019 Annual Report: Ships (PDF)

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

  • Key phone numbers and other contact information

Research Vessel News

Researchers work onboard a 42-ft. scientific workboat off the coast of San Diego.

Scientific Workboat Expands Student Research Opportunities
R/V Bob and Betty Beyster is opening up nearshore research off Southern California