It takes a collaborative approach to steward the finite marine resources of our fast-changing planet. 

With your gift, you join us in relaying knowledge about our oceans and the species inhabiting them, unlocking the catalytic potential of data accumulated by the world’s leading scientific institution for marine and coastal conservation. 

We have one planet, one grand territory to call home. Help us improve its capacity to sustain.

CORE Support

While we are part of UC San Diego and Scripps Institution of Oceanography and enjoy access to campus facilities and resources, CMBC does not receive institutional funding for our core staff or programs. Your gift helps us grow essential capacity for our work.

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PIER PhD Specialization

The Program for Interdisciplinary Environmental Research (PIER) trains PhD students in environmental research and conservation. Your gift helps us make this program accessible for students of all backgrounds and disciplines.


Salty Cinema

Salty Cinema is a bi-annual free public program of CMBC that showcases films and speakers on a variety of topics important to conservation, human communities, and policy. Your gift helps us keep Salty Cinema as a regular event - for all.

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Name a New Species

Scripps researchers are identifying and describing species new to science every few months! Your gift helps scientists explore and learn about biodiversity in our ocean.

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In January 2023 CMBC moved to the Ted and Jean Scripps Marine Conservation and Technology Facility (MCTF). Room naming and other giving opportunities are still available for our new home. 

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Special Gifts

Want to explore other giving options to CMBC's research projects, education programs, or initiatives? We invite you to speak with our Scripps Institution of Oceanography Development Office to discuss your interests.

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Photo credits on this page - Top "Giving": Octavio Aburto, Bottom "Special Gifts": Klara Fejer