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Comet Supercomputer Pilots Extreme Ensemble for Predicting Atmospheric River Events

October 12, 2022

Atmospheric rivers are narrow bands of moisture-laden air, often more than a thousand miles long and a few hundred miles wide, that affect precipitation around the world. Forecasting their impact is especially important in the western United States where they can account for up to 50% of rainfall.

Ocean Science Leaders Come Together to Create First-ever Ocean Pavilion at COP27

October 6, 2022

A group of the world’s leading ocean science and philanthropic organizations, led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will highlight the global ocean at COP27 climate negotiations with first-ever Ocean Pavilion.

Environmental Scientist Jesse Ausubel to Receive 2022 Nierenberg Prize

October 3, 2022

Renowned environmental scientist Jesse H. Ausubel will be honored with the 2022 Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest. This award is presented annually by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and the Nierenberg Family to honor the memory of William A. Nierenberg.

Space Traveler

September 26, 2022

Jessica Meir, PhD '09, reflects on her historical mission to space. This story was published in the Fall 2022 issue of UC San Diego Magazine.

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.

UC San Diego Announces Second Cohort for Blue Economy Accelerator

September 26, 2022

University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management and Scripps Institution of Oceanography have selected the second cohort for the StartBlue program, an accelerator for startups dedicated to tackling ocean-focused challenges and solutions.

A Sea Change for Plastic Pollution: New Material Biodegrades in Ocean Water

September 22, 2022

Seeking solutions to counteract a rapid rise in plastic trash, scientists at UC San Diego have developed biodegradable material that is designed to replace conventionally used plastic. In a new study, an interdisciplinary team of researchers has shown that the material biodegrades in seawater.

Soft Devices—Powered by ‘Stressed’ Algae—Glow in the Dark When Squished or Stretched

September 20, 2022

UC San Diego researchers developed soft devices containing algae that glow in the dark when experiencing mechanical stress, such as being squished, stretched, twisted or bent. The devices do not need electronics to produce light, making them useful for building soft robots for deep sea exploration.

Best New Dean of Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science

August 5, 2022

Brookie Best, PharmD, has been named the next dean of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego, succeeding James McKerrow, PhD, MD, who stepped down June 30, 2022.

Little Blue Penguins Make San Diego Debut at Birch Aquarium

July 12, 2022

Excitement filled the air at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego today as the first official guests gathered to experience Beyster Family Little Blue Penguins, the newest and most anticipated exhibit in the aquarium’s history. 
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