The schools of Marine Sciences and Oceanography at UABC are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.
University of Baja California Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Two of the university’s schools
mark momentous milestone
Scripps Institution of
Oceanography/University of California, San Diego
The schools of Marine Sciences and Oceanography at the
Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC) in Mexico are celebrating half
a century of discovery and collaboration this year.
The campuses located in Ensenada, Mexico, hosted the XVI
National Meeting of Oceanography, which included a week of events to commemorate
the history of UABC’s programs. Events included special lectures, awards,
ceremonies, and a voyage to Todos Santos Bay on Navy ships for all guests.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has been
an integral part of UABC’s development and success. The first director, Santos
Silva Cota, came to Scripps in 1960 seeking support and resources to develop
the university’s Bachelor of Science program in oceanography. Since then, UABC
and Scripps Oceanography have worked together on dozens of projects and Scripps
has taken a strong interest in the success of UABC’s schools by donating a ship
for research purposes in 1963 and also diving gear several years later.
Many Scripps researchers have worked with colleagues and
students at UABC over the past 50 years, including Charles Cox, Farooq Azam,
Peter Brueggeman, Andrew Dickson, William Fenical, James Swift, and Carl and
“Our cooperation and dedication to advancing science
continues today and UABC hopes to deepen its connection to Scripps Oceanography
and to fully realize the many possibilities that these working relationships
can bring in the future,” said Hector Bustos-Serrano, department head of the
chemical oceanography division at UABC.
December 1, 2010