Risk & Resilience

UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Scripps) is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for global ocean and earth science research and graduate training in the world, ranked 1st in the US and 4th worldwide in earth and environmental research by the publication Nature.

Now in its second century of discovery, Scripps is rising to meet new challenges ahead for science and society. Increasingly, projections of climate suggest significant vulnerability of coastal and inland infrastructure due to rising temperatures, sea level rise, and extreme precipitation. Working with industry, utilities, and government partners, Scripps science can inform improved tools and strategy to manage risk due to extreme weather events and natural hazards.

[Photo: Coastal Data Information Program]

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Corporate members received facilitated access to student and postdoctoral fellows for talent recruitment needs, including access to the Scripps Talent Recruitment Portal to view these candidates professional information and opportunities to sponsor student capstone projects.

Climate, Ocean, Geosciences, & Atmospheric Sciences Education

Bachelor’s & Master’s Programs

  • BS / BA: Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences; Earth Sciences; Environmental Systems
  • MAS: Climate Science and Policy
  • MS: Oceanography; Earth Sciences
  • Minor: Climate Change Studies

Doctoral Programs

  • Applied Ocean Science
  • Climate Sciences
  • Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry
  • Geosciences
  • Geophysics
  • Physical Oceanography

Why work with Scripps?

  • Access leading applied marine biology, biomedicine, and biotechnology experts
  • Design collaborative research for further innovation
  • Get a seat at the table for the latest scientific updates
  • Explore unique compound libraries
  • Access and work with newest talent trained at Scripps

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Scripps Corporate Alliance Members

Selected scientists

Dr. Clarissa Anderson, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Executive Director, Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System


Dr. Yehuda Bock, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Distinguished Researcher / Senior Lecturer

Director, Scripps Orbit and Permanent Array Center


Dr. Daniel Cayan, Researcher, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Director, California Nevada Applications Program

Director, California Climate Change Center


Dr. Julie Kalansky, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Operations Manager, California Nevada Applications Program,

Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E)


Professor Mark Merrifield, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Presidential Chair for Climate Change Impacts & Adaptation

Chair, Center for Climate Change Impacts & Adaptation


Dr. F. Marty Ralph, Research Meteorologist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Director, Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E)


Dr. Eric Terrill, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Director, Coastal Observing Research & Development Center


Professor Shang-Ping Xie, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Roger Revelle Chair in Environmental Science