On Wednesday, July 28th at 4:00pm PDT Warwick's will host Robert Monroe as he discusses his new book, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, in conversation with Margaret Leinen. Robert Monroe, a writer and editor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego for more than 20 years, is among several authors from Scripps Oceanography and beyond who have been fascinated by how the institution's development has guided the history of its home city of San Diego. Scripps has graduated from rented space in a boathouse to being the oldest oceanographic institution in the United States and a global leader in ocean and earth science at a time of great upheaval in the natural world.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the term oceanography was merely a few decades old, and few investigations of the oceans, which cover nearly three-fourths of the planet's surface, had taken place. This is the story of an institution that catapulted the field into the forefront of science - first as a pioneer of marine biology, then as a source of wartime environmental intelligence, and most recently as a messenger warning of humanity's effect on nature and a source of solutions to the problem.
Margaret Leinen was appointed the eleventh Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego in July 2013. She also serves as UC San Diego’s Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences and Dean of the School of Marine Sciences. She joined UC San Diego in October 2013. Leinen is an award-winning oceanographer and distinguished national and international leader in ocean science, global climate and environmental issues. Her research in paleo-oceanography and paleo-climatology focuses on ocean sediments and their relationship to global biogeochemical cycles and the history of Earth’s ocean and climate.