Crater lake on Poas volcano, Costa Rica
Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography have been global explorers for more than a century. The world is their laboratory.
In pursuit of new discoveries in ocean and earth sciences, many researchers undertake daring adventures in the field. They can face grueling schedules, treacherous ocean waters or calm seas, and ventures into exotic foreign lands. With a sense of wonder and determination, Scripps science teams embark on adventurous treks of global exploration, armed with a sense of the known, the unknown, and the unknowable.
The scientists return from field work, loaded with mounds of collected data or specimens, looking ahead to months or years of scientific analyses. Their goal is to further scientific understanding of the oceans and earth for the benefit of society and the environment.
We invite you to join the excitement of the journeys and voyages of Scripps explorers by reliving their field expeditions through our web excursions
Volcano Expedition to Japan
Line Island Expedition: The Rediscovery of Coral Reefs
Volcano Expedition from the field in Costa Rica
Volcano Expedition to the Mariana Islands: The Ins and Outs of how Earth Works
Reading Earth History in Papua New Guinea
Descent to Mid-Atlantic Ridge
ALIA Expedition: Samoan Seamounts