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.

2018 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

Photo of the Week: Getting to the Bottom of Things
Researchers test out technology aboard R/V Beyster

Rendering of R/V Bob and Betty Beyster

Around the Pier: New Research Vessel Bob and Betty Beyster to Arrive at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Nearshore vessel was made possible by gifts made in in honor of Science Applications International Corporation founder and his wife

Rendering of R/V Bob and Betty Beyster

New Research Vessel Bob and Betty Beyster to Arrive at Scripps Institution of Oceanography Thanks to Private Support
Nearshore vessel was made possible by gifts made in in honor of Science Applications International Corporation founder and his wife

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