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Scripps Institute of Oceanography
SCRIPPS INSTITUTE OF Oceanographyis the world's preeminent center for ocean and earth research, teaching, and public education. Also known as SIO, Scripps Institute of Oceanography is located in La Jolla, California. The mission of the institute is to seek, teach, and communicate scientific understanding of the oceans, atmosphere, Earth, and other planets for the benefit of society and the environment. A graduate school of the University of California, San Diego, Scripps's leadership in many scientific fields reflects its continuing commitment to excellence in research, modern facilities and ships, distinguished faculty, and outstanding students—and its horizons continue to expand. The institute offers a number of undergraduate and graduate courses in a variety of marine and earth science disciplines. Research at Scripps encompasses physical, chemical, biological, geological, and geophysical studies. Ongoing investigations include the topography and composition of the seafloor, waves and currents, and the interchanges between the oceans and atmosphere. Scripps's ...