Oceanography, Earth & Marine Sciences Collections

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, the world’s premier oceanographic institution, has been a leader and innovator in oceanography and marine technology since its inception more than 110 years ago. Throughout the twentieth century and continuing today, Scripps has played a key role in defining the science of oceanography. Supporting its pathbreaking research on global climate change, earthquake science, and marine sciences, the Scripps Library Collection offers unparalleled resources in marine and earth sciences. Although the Scripps Library closed on June 29, 2012, the collection of more than 227,000 volumes and more than 700 print periodicals emphasizing oceanography, marine biology, marine geology, marine technology, geophysics, and climate science, with extensive resources in ecology, zoology, fisheries, and seismology, is being maintained and has been moved to the UC San Diego Geisel Library building. 

The links below represent some of the outstanding and historical collections in Oceanography of the UC San Diego Library, including some links to other related resources and Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) publications and researchers.