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Mission Statement

The Scripps Polar Center brings together scientists from the three research sections of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego who investigate everything from ocean physics to the ecology of polar organisms. We aim to address the complex questions of today's polar regions and to train a new generation of scientists capable of interdisciplinary research.

There are four main themes in polar research being undertaken at Scripps:

A primary goal of Scripps Polar Center is Community Building:

SCRIPPS POLAR CENTER NEWS

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Scripps News (August 10th 2020)

Using 25 years of satellite data, a new paper by lead author Susheel Adusumilli provides "convincing evidence" that changes in the Southern Ocean are driving Antarctic ice loss. The authors also constructed the longest and most comprehensive record of ice sheet melting in Antarctica, describing the unique changing environment across both Antarctic ice sheets.

Huffington Post (July 25th 2020)

After returning from the exploration vessel Polarstern amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, researcher Jeff Bowman shares his experience in the MOSAiC expedition, studying phytoplankton photosynthesis in the Arctic sea ice region.

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