Scripps Institution of Oceanography (sometimes referred to as SIO, Scripps Oceanography, or just Scripps) in La Jolla, California, is one of the oldest and largest centers for ocean and earth science research, graduate training, and public service in the world. Hundreds of ocean and earth researchers conduct scientific research with the aid of oceanographic research vessels and shorebased laboratories. The public explorations center of the institution is the Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Its Old Scripps Building is a U.S. National Historic Landmark. It is part of the University of California, San Diego.
Scripps publishes an award-winning bimonthly e-magazine of ocean and earth science.