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  1. Revisiting SEAPLEX

    Scripps Environmental Accumulation of Plastic Expedition: Seeking the Science of the Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch Tangled ghost net seen during the August 2009 SEAPLEX voyage Apr 15, 2014 A thousand miles off California, the North Pacific Ocean Gyre contai ...

    Last Updated: April 16 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  2. Scripps Conference Addresses Ocean Threats to Human Health

    National meeting gathered experts across varied fields Lihini Aluwihare and Bradley Moore of the Scripps Center for Oceans and Human Health Apr 15, 2014 On the heels of the 2013 launch of a new program focused on investigating threats posed by ocean conta ...

    Last Updated: April 15 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  3. A Venture Gained

    UC San Diego TriNet Challenge Supports Innovation for Aspiring Science Entrepreneurs The science innovators from Scripps Oceanography at the 2014 UC San Diego TriNet Challenge competition.  Apr 16, 2014 And the winner is... A challenge that provides seed ...

    Last Updated: April 16 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  4. Device Could Expand Oceanographic Studies with Unmanned Sensors

    A winch that could make a range of oceanographic measurements affordable and access areas hard to reach with conventional methods passes initial field trials Photo: Phillip Tran Apr 04, 2014 Oceanographers have long wanted to make measurements of the ocea ...

    Last Updated: April 4 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  5. UC Ship Funds Program Makes 2014 Awards to Young Scientists

    Undergraduate education, instrument testing among the objectives of upcoming cruises The UC Ship Funds-supported San Diego CoastEx cruise Mar 27, 2014 From a daylong cruise that will show undergraduate marine science students the basics of at-sea research ...

    Last Updated: April 11 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  6. New Report Links Duck Hunting to Health of Baja Lagoons

    Researchers say waterfowl habitats could be preserved in a process that links ecological processes with economic benefits Jan 09, 2014 A new analysis of waterfowl monitoring surveys spanning 30 years, representing one of the world’s largest wildlife datas ...

    Last Updated: February 5 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  7. Ocean Drilling Support Office Honors Scripps Legacy

    Scripps chosen as new home of ocean drilling program hub in part because of its pioneering role in the field Dec 04, 2013 The history of ocean drilling at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, dates back more than a half century and now the a ...

    Last Updated: February 5 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  8. Analyzing a Giant Meteor Blast

    New study with Scripps researchers reveals Earth is more vulnerable to similar asteroid blasts than previously thought Nov 21, 2013 The 10,000-ton meteor that burst over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk earlier this year at 40,000 miles per hour shocked th ...

    Last Updated: February 5 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  9. Scripps Postdocs Participate in Prestigious Oceanographic Chief Scientist Preparation Program

    Scripps’ Kyla Drushka and Tali Treibitz among 14 graduate students and early-career oceanographers from around the country participating in week-long expedition Nov 19, 2013 Scripps Institution of Oceanography postdoctoral researchers Kyla Drushka and Tal ...

    Last Updated: November 19 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  10. Center to Study Impact of Atmospheric Particles from the Sea on Climate and the Environment

    $20 Million Awarded by National Science Foundation Sep 09, 2013 Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla today announced a five-year, $20 million award from the National Science Foundation to support an innovative program of research and education on how interactions ...

    Last Updated: February 5 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography