CMBC Alumni attend the Annual Ocean Gala during Capitol Hill Ocean Week

Dr. Nancy Knowlton, CMBC founding director, was awarded the National Marine Sanctuaries Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to coral research, science communication and marine science education. Young professionals whose careers have been shaped by Dr. Knowlton’s efforts span the globe as leaders and influencers, shaping US ocean policy in the halls of Congress and conducting research that combines … Read More

California Sea Grant selects three CMBC alumni

NOAA Sea Grant has announced the finalists for the incoming class of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellows. Four finalists nominated by California Sea Grant will begin placements in Washington D.C. in February 2020.  Three of these finalists are CMBC Alumni. Congratulations to Jennifer Lee, Kaitlyn Lowder, and Kat Montgomery     This fall, the they will travel to Washington, … Read More

Congratulations to the MAS MBC class of 2019

On June 11, the twenty-five students in this year’s Master of Advanced Studies in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation presented their capstone reports. Full Schedule Diving Local, Thinking Global: Can Dive Professionals Contribute to Climate Change Literacy? When the Water Comes, Where Does the Money Go? An Economic Analysis of Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding in Long Beach, CA Breathing … Read More

French American Talks on Biodiversity

This public event is co-sponsored by CMBC and the Scientific Office of the French Embassy in the USA as part of their new FACT-B program (French Ameri-Can Climate Talks – Biodiversity). The public conference series aims to raise public awareness in France, the United States, and Canada, as well as reinforce exchanges between scientist and experts on biodiversity issues. This … Read More

CMBC Brown Bag – May 14

Speaker:  Adi Khen Presents:  Science Communication Through Art: Drawing Inspiration from the Sea 12:30 – 1:30 4500 Hubbs Hall Adi Khen is a 4th-year PhD student in Dr. Jennifer Smith’s lab at SIO. She is interested in coral reef ecology and she studies how benthic communities are responding to global climate change and associated thermal stress events, primarily using image … Read More

CMBC Brown Bag – April 23, 2019

Celebrate Earth Week at the CMBC Brown Bag 12:30 – 1:30 4500 Hubbs Hall Speaker:  Laura Lilly, representing the SIO Sustainability group Presents: “The Science of Sustainable Surfing:  What goes into your surfboard, what happens when  you’re done with it, and how surfboards can help used as scientific platfomrs “ Panel of speakers: – Dr. Phil Bresnahan, The Smartfin Project/Scripps … Read More

National Marine Sanctuaries Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award acknowledges individuals who are making an exceptional impact on ocean science, conservation or policy. Dr. Nancy Knowlton will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding contributions to coral research, science communication, and marine science education. Dr. Nancy Knowlton is currently the Sant Chair for Marine Science at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and … Read More

CMBC Special Seminar – Wed. April 3

Responses of Coral Reefs to Global Warming Distinguished Professor Terry Hughes is the Director of the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, headquartered at James Cook University in Townsville. A recurrent theme in his studies is the application of new scientific knowledge towards improving management of marine environments, especially coral reefs. His publications focus on population dynamics, … Read More

New Species to be Named

Every year researchers are discovering new species of marine creatures. Traditionally, the person who first describes a newfound plant or animal is entitled to name it, but now, Scripps is inviting the public to share in the process by naming select newly discovered species acquired by the institution. The names can be selected by a donor and are then introduced … Read More