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UC San Diego’s Scripps Oceanography Awarded $5.6 Million for DDT Ocean Dumpsite Research

September 26, 2022

New congressionally-directed funding awarding $5.6 million to Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego will aim to improve characterization of the extent of the dumpsite, and support additional monitoring and research.

Ambitious New Environmental Challenge Aims to Rewild 40 Globally Significant Island Ecosystems from

April 14, 2022

As island communities around the world suffer some of the worst effects of biodiversity loss and climate change, there is a critical need for conservation efforts that strategically benefit both islands and their interconnected ocean ecosystems.

New Study Identifies Atmospheric Rivers as Contributor to Increased Snow Mass in West Antarctica

March 2, 2021

A new study published today in the journal Geophysical Research Letters used NASA’s ice-measuring laser satellite to identify atmospheric river storms as a key driver of increased snowfall in West Antarctica during the 2019 austral winter.

Leading Experts Call for Immediate Action to Address Inhalation Exposure to Prevent COVID-19

February 17, 2021

Leading scientific and medical experts, including researchers from the University of California San Diego, are calling upon the Biden Administration to take immediate action to address inhalation exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus as a cornerstone of the COVID-19 pandemic response.

New Report Confirms Benefits of Forecast-Informed Reservoir Operations at Lake Mendocino

February 4, 2021

Modern forecasting methods fueled by advances in understanding and predicting atmospheric river storms have enabled U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) operators to better optimize water resources at Lake Mendocino, a Northern California reservoir.

Letter from Leading Researchers Urges Terminology Update, Shift in COVID-19 Guidance

October 5, 2020

Scientists affiliated with leading research institutions across the U.S. state in a letter published Monday in the journal Science that researchers across disciplines must converge to deliver clear public health guidance about how SARS-CoV-2 is spread in the air.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Partners with NOAA for Unmanned Systems Research

July 22, 2020

NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego are partnering to improve how unmanned systems (UxS) are used to collect important ocean observations and augment NOAA’s operational capabilities.https://www.noaa.

NOAA Selects UC San Diego for Cooperative Institute to Study Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Systems

June 1, 2020

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced it selected the University of California San Diego to host the new Cooperative Institute for Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Systems (CIMEAS). The selection comes with an award of up to $220 million over five years.
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