Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Introductory Oceanography Cruise on R/V Revelle
Provides At-Sea Experience for Students and Director
Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San DiegoOn November 7, some two dozen Scripps students in the introductory biological oceanography course set sail on R/V Roger Revelle, most experiencing their first at-sea research. The one-day cruise offered a range of shipboard teaching activities from hydrocasts and sediment coring to net tows and trawls under the direction of class instructor David Checkley and members of the shipboard technical support group and other biology specialists. Joining in were Scripps Director Tony Haymet and California State Senator Denise Ducheny and her husband Al Ducheny. A warm and sunny day with calm seas provided the backdrop for a productive and fun day for all aboard.
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Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at University of California, San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. The National Research Council has ranked Scripps first in faculty quality among oceanography programs nationwide Now in its second century of discovery, the scientific scope of the institution has grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today in 65 countries. The institution has a staff of about 1,300, and annual expenditures of approximately $155 million from federal, state and private sources. Scripps operates one of the largest U.S. academic fleets with four oceanographic research ships and one research platform for worldwide exploration.
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