Marine Life Research Group, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Data Center Description
The Marine Life Research Group (MLRG) and Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) have merged to form a new division, the Integrative Oceanography Division (IOD) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
The Marine Life Research Group is a group of scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography that study the physics, chemistry, biology, and meteorology of the California Current. Long- term time-series, such as the CalCOFI and Shore Station programs, provide a growing dataset that help scientists monitor climatological changes. MLRG scientists, along with the other California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI) groups (the Coastal Fisheries Resources Division of the Southwest Fisheries Science Center [NOAA / NMFS ], and the Calif. Dept. of Fish & Game) conduct quarterly cruises off California, continuing the time-series study of the California Current ecosystem established in 1949.