Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) is one of the oldest centers for ocean and earth science research in the world. Since 1912, Scripps has been part of the University of California. During WWII, scientists at Scripps worked with the Navy to detect German U-boats, and played a key role in planning the D-Day invasion by developing a system for forecasting waves. The outset of the Cold War brought even more ambitious projects to Scripps' doorstep. During the 1960s, led by director Roger Revelle, it became the core around which UCSD was built, thereby sharing its history of scientific research and cooperation with the U.S. military with the new university.

Date/sDecember 31, 1902
Taxonomyeducation » UCSD » oceanography » research
NRHP classificationinstitution-education
Location32.865169525146484, -117.25304412841797
Budget$170,801,082 FY 09-10 $177,017,483 FY 10-11
Contracts$4,170,916 FY 09-10 $3,999,962 FY 10-11
  1. Wikipedia
  2. "Forty Years of UCSD Perspective" by Joanne Gribble San Diego Metropolitan (Sept. 10, 2000)
  3. Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Annual Report
See alsoRoger Revelle Operation Crossroads Operation Wigwam
Record createdMarch 7, 2012
Scripps Institution of Oceanography