• Scripps Ship Operations

    & Marine Technical Support (SOMTS)

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

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Scripps Fleet News

R/V Sally Ride at sea.

Scripps-Led Research Team to Study Sediment Plumes at Sea
Upcoming cruise aboard R/V Sally Ride will examine sediment plumes to assess the environmental impacts of deep-sea mining

R/V Sally Ride at sea

From the Field: Night Shift in the Santa Barbara Channel
UC Ship Funds program supports research by UC Santa Barbara students

Photo of the Week: Wirewalking
Studying current flows in the South China Sea

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