Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Videos presenting the research of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.
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Date: 7/12/2017
Rosina Bierbaum, formerly of President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and an Adaptation Fellow at the World Bank shows how climate change will affect all regions and sectors of the economy, and disproportionately affect the poorest people on the planet. Therefore, improving the resilience, adaptation, and preparedness of communities must be a high priority, equal to that of achieving deep greenhouse gas reductions,and rapid development and deployment of innovative technologies, as well as altered planning and management strategies, will be needed in the coming decades to achieve a sustainable world. Recorded on 05/08/2017.

Date: 7/3/2017
This year, California's winter weather was wet and wild. Join Scripps scientist Marty Ralph, Director of Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E) as he describes the phenomena of atmospheric rivers and their impact on California's precious water resources.

Date: 5/8/2017
This year, California's winter weather has been wet and wild. Join Scripps scientist Marty Ralph, Director of Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E) as he describes the phenomena of atmospheric rivers, their impact on our weather, and the essential role modeling and prediction play in managing California's precious water resources.

Date: 4/12/2017
How are modern day humans adapting to climate change? To find the answer, archaeologists are studying how human societies have responded to environmental changes in the past. Isabel Rivera-Collazo focuses on understanding human resilience and adaptation to past environmental change as a lens through which we can view the future. Finding answers involves diverse disciplines, including archeology, anthropology, geomorphology, ecosystem dynamics and climate science. Join us to learn how her work at Scripps Oceanography and in UC San Diego's Department of Archeology are changing the way we view climate change and its impacts on society.

Date: 10/12/2016
We know how vast the ocean is, covering over 70% of the earth's surface. And we certainly enjoy the benefits that come from the ocean, whether that is lounging on a beach overlooking its enormity or partaking in the biological abundance that comes from its waters. But what are the influences we are having on the ocean and the subsequent consequences it may have for humanity? Early career scientists from NOAA and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego lead the audience on a journey of discovery of the things that first awed them about the ocean as well as the ocean's current challenges due to the rise in greenhouse gases and subsequent climate change.

Date: 7/14/2016
Sarah Giddings of Scripps Institution of Oceanography explains how the El Nino conditions of 2016 show us what the effects of sea level changes due to climate changes will look like 45 to 60 years from now. Recorded on 03/14/2016.

Date: 7/12/2016
Scripps Institution's own Jeff Severinghaus takes you on a thorough exploration of the record that greenhouse gases captured in ice for nearly a million years tells us, and explains what this reveals about current human activities and future conditions for our planet.

Date: 7/11/2016
Political scientist and policy expert David Victor of UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy dissects the tactics of global diplomacy that made the Paris 21st Conference of the Parties achieve the successes it did, while 25 years of previous efforts at global climate change agreements have largely failed

Date: 6/8/2016
Fifteen physical scientists, political scientists, and students from UC San Diego were part of the University of California delegation to the 21st Conference of the Parties, more commonly known as COP 21, the latest in a series of negotiations held annually under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The outcome was a landmark agreement to fight climate change signed by 195 countries, as well as inclusion of ocean science in final COP agreements text for the first time. Join us for an insider's look at the conference and find out from local participants why this agreement holds great promise for the future.

Date: 6/6/2016
Climate scientist Richard Somerville completes the "Climate Change at the Crossroads" series presented by the UC San Diego Library with a talk recounting his experiences at the Paris COP 21 conference and his ongoing efforts to widen public understanding of the catastrophic impacts of climate change.

Date: 5/30/2016
Renowned climatologist V. Ramanathan from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography makes a moral argument for mitigating climate change, arguing that it is caused by a fraction of the world's population but is affecting everyone on this planet. He urges scientists and policy makers to reach out to religious leaders, as he has done with the Pope and the Dalai Lama, and ask them to join together in pursuing solutions for the common good.

Date: 5/9/2016
Renowned scientist with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography describes how to find areas of agreement between governments, religious leaders and researchers on difficult issues such as the need to address climate change. Recorded on 02/24/2016.

Date: 5/9/2016
Southern California has been bracing for the effects of a strong El NiƱo year, with concerns about large surf, heavy rainfall, and coastal flooding on the minds of all of us who call the Southern California Coast home. Join us to learn about how El Nino is impacting our urban coastal zone and how coastal monitoring, including a community-based observing program, Urban Tides, is essential for informing how we adapt to rising seas.

Date: 5/2/2016
Experts from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, NOAA and UC San Diego capture the imaginations of high school students interested in green technology as they demonstrate how their research helps to protect and preserve the ocean. Ralph Keeling and Stephen Mayfield keynote on CO2 emissions and algae biotechnology, followed by Chef Rob Ruiz, Noelle Bowlin of NOAA and Jessica Blanton of Scripps on their careers in studying and serving sustainable fish.

Date: 4/5/2016
The severe drought gripping the western United States in recent years is changing the landscape well beyond localized effects of water restrictions and browning lawns. Geophysicist Adrian Borsa describes how the loss of water across the west is causing the entire region to rise like an uncoiling spring. Recorded on 02/08/2016.

Date: 4/4/2016
Margaret Leinen, a paleo-oceanographer and climatologist who is now the director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, shares tales of leading the University of California's delegation to the Paris Climate Conference, the career path that began in the Midwest and moved out to sea, and her excitement about the imminent arrival of the Research Vessel Sally Ride, named for the late astronaut who was the first American woman in space. Leinen speaks with Karen Flammer, the director of education for Sally Ride Science@UC San Diego aboard the R/V Melville in the San Diego Bay. Recorded on 01.12.2016.

Date: 3/7/2016
Learn more about the amazing seadragons, as well as the recent discovery of a new species: the Ruby Seadragon, one of only three species of these charismatic fishes that live exclusively in the waters off southern Australia. Join graduate student Josefin Stiller, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, to learn how she and her advisors discovered the new species and how genetic diversity data is helping inform conservation efforts for these beautiful animals.

Date: 1/11/2016
Dale Stokes of Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Marine Physical Laboratory explores the details of different imaging techniques and how they are used to both represent science and its subjects as well as conduct research.

Date: 12/1/2015
Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California, describes the steps the University of California has undertaken to reduce its carbon footprint to zero; Nobel Laureate Mario Molina describes international actions; and "Ram" Ramanathan, chief architect of the "Bending the Curve" report, lays out the Top Ten Scalable Solutions to combat global climate change. Recorded on 10/27/2015.

Date: 11/27/2015
Closing Remarks: Sandra Brown, Vice Chancellor of Research (UC San Diego) Recorded on 10/27/2015.

Date: 7/6/2015
Clara Deser from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, an internationally recognized expert on global climate variability will address a long-standing challenge for climate communicators articulating the reasons for differences between projections of global scale climate change, which are strikingly consistent across climate models, and projections of regional change, which are not.

Date: 6/8/2015
"Atmospheric rivers" are long, narrow bands of highly concentrated moisture that can carry as much water as Earth's largest rivers and can have profound impacts when they hit the California coast. Join Scripps researcher Marty Ralph as he describes their crucial role in both water supply and flooding across much of the U.S. West Coast, and how improved forecasting can help us harness these California rainmakers.

Date: 4/24/2015
"Internal waves," large waves that break underwater, can displace the ocean's layers, mixing cold, nutrient-rich water below with the waters above. Matthew Alford of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography introduces these waves, describes the technology used to observe them and discusses their three primary impacts: interfering with submarine navigation, divers and offshore structures; fueling biological production and redistributing algae and larvae by transporting ocean nutrients into shallow coastal regions; and predicting climate change in conjunction with computer simulations of the ocean. Recorded on 11/13/2014.

Date: 4/6/2015
A distinguished Earth scientist with extensive national and international experience in ocean science, global climate, and environmental issues, Margaret Leinen is director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Take an up close look at how some of the latest research activities at Scripps Oceanography are helping to shape worldwide conversations about the future of our planet. Recorded on 02/09/2015.

Date: 3/9/2015
Concerns about climate change have distracted scientists and governments from the steps we can take now to make an enormous difference to coral reef health and increase reefs' resilience to future climate shocks. Don't miss this opportunity to hear acclaimed scientist Jeremy Jackson explain why there is hope for these vulnerable ecosystems in a global ocean that is increasingly impacted by humans. Recorded on 01/12/2015.
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