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Atmospheric River Reconnaissance Flights Begin

November 21, 2023

“Hurricane Hunter” aircraft will fly over the Pacific Ocean starting this November as part of Atmospheric River Reconnaissance program (AR Recon), led by the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E) at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

UC San Diego Delegation to Attend Annual UN Climate Conference in Dubai

November 16, 2023

About 30 delegates from UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the School of Global Policy and Strategy will be attending the 28th Conference of the Parties, or COP28, in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

UC San Diego Launches $12.8 Million Center to Advance Naval Research and Innovation Workforce

November 9, 2023

UC San Diego has received a five-year $12.85 million grant to develop a Naval Innovation, Science and Engineering Center program funded by the Office of Naval Research.

UC San Diego Researchers Awarded $1 Million to Build First-of-its-Kind Microscope

November 7, 2023

The National Science Foundation has awarded $1 million to an interdisciplinary UC San Diego research team to build a first-of-its-kind, super-resolution microscope for advancements in the biomedical sciences.

Ocean Pavilion Returns to UN Climate Conference and Calls On Ocean Science to Lead Climate Solutions

November 6, 2023

A group of the world’s leading ocean scientific, philanthropic, and other stakeholder organizations, led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, have come together to highlight the global ocean.

Diving Sector Could Hold the Key to Advancing UN Sustainable Development Goals

October 30, 2023

A new review paper by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego highlights the untapped potential of the diving community in advancing global marine conservation and sustainability efforts.

Meltwater Flowing Beneath Antarctic Glaciers May Be Accelerating Their Retreat

October 27, 2023

A new Antarctic ice sheet modeling study from scientists at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography suggests that meltwater flowing out to sea from beneath Antarctic glaciers is making them lose ice faster.

ALERTCalifornia and CAL FIRE’s Fire Detection AI Program Named One of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2023

October 24, 2023

TIME selected the University of California ALERTCalifornia program, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), and industry partner Digital Path’s AI fire detection tool as one of the best inventions of 2023.

Soft, Living Materials Made With Algae Glow Under Stress

October 23, 2023

Researchers have developed soft yet durable 3D-printed materials that glow in response to mechanical stress, such as compression, stretching or twisting. The materials derive their luminescence from single-celled algae known as dinoflagellates, which are embedded within the materials.

What is El Niño?

October 12, 2023

El Niño and La Niña are natural climate phenomena that alter weather patterns around the world. El Niño occurs irregularly but shows up roughly every three to seven years and typically lasts between nine and 12 months with occasional exceptions that linger for multiple years.
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