Satellite Facility, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Data Center Description
Scripps Institution of Oceanography is one of the oldest,
largest, and most important centers for marine science research,
graduate training, and public service in the world.

Scripps Institution was founded in 1903 as an independent
biological research laboratory, which became part of the
University of California in 1912. At that time the laboratory
was given the Scripps name in recognition of supporters Ellen
Browning Scripps and E. W. Scripps.

Research at Scripps encompasses physical, chemical, biological,
geological, and geophysical studies of the oceans. Ongoing
investigations include the topography and composition of the
ocean bottom, waves and currents, and the flow and interchange
of matter between seawater and the ocean bottom or the
atmosphere. Scripps's research ships are used in these
investigations throughout the world's oceans.


[Summary provided by Scripps Institution of Oceanography.]