University of California, San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography
U.S. West Coast Ecosystem Monitoring
This grant to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography funds the purchase of instruments and equipment for research and monitoring of the U.S. West Coast ecosystem off Southern California. The research conducted by Scripps will lead to a better understanding of the hydrographic structure and variability of the system and the dynamics of plankton communities there. Outcomes for this grant include deployment of four Spray gliders, Moving Vessel Profiler, and SeaSoar (autonomous devices for measuring and recording oceanographic data) in California waters.