Ship Operations & Marine Technical SupportBruce Appelgate
web site: http://shipsked.ucsd.edu
The Scripps Fleet of four oceanographic research vessels and the research platform FLIP make up one of the largest academic fleets in the world. The institution's newest research vessel, the 274-foot R/V Roger Revelle, is named for the former director of Scripps and founder of the University of California, San Diego. Scripps ships have state-of-the-art research instruments to study marine life, the oceans, the seafloor, and the atmosphere. Cruises vary from local trips to expeditions as long as two-and-a-half years. Scripps research ships, available to scientists around the world, have steamed more than 6 million nautical miles in support of science and the academic community.
Analytical Facilityweb site: http://sio-af.ucsd.edu
The Analytical Facilty provides UCSD and other researchers (on a recharge basis) with professional assistance and access to a variety of chemical analytical instrumentation including an elemental (CHN) analyzer, an environmental scanning electron microscope, an ICP-mass spectrometer for trace elemental analysis, an ICP-optical emission spectrometer, NMRs (300, 400 MHz), and an X-ray diffractometer.
Hydraulics LaboratoryMike Kirk
web site: http://hydraulicslab.ucsd.edu
The function of the Hydraulics Laboratory is to provide space, facilities, and equipment for physical and biological oceanographic research. A partial list of facilities includes a Wind Wave Channel, Glass Walled Wave Channel, Stratified Flow Channel, Granular Fluid Basin, Temperature/Pressure Calibration Facility, and several Pressure Test Chambers. Building dimensions are 31 m by 46 m. Throughout the laboratory there is access to fresh and salt water (which can be chilled and filtered), drainage trenches, electric power (120 v single phase and 208 v and 460 v three phase), and compressed air. Also available are oil hydraulic power supplies of a combined total power of 160 kW for servo systems and variable speed drives.
Machine ShopKen Duff
web site: http://sioms.ucsd.edu
The Scripps Machine Shop is a 10,000-square-foot machine and welding shop. Services include a cnc lathe with 26" swing and 80" centers, six cnc mills, CAD and CAM programs, e-mail prints connected directly to cnc machines and a wide selection of materials, O-rings, and hardware. Assisted design and engineering capabilities are available, and shop staff have extensive experience supporting a myriad of research projects for Scripps and UCSD faculty, staff, and students.
Research Diving ProgramChristian McDonald
Diving Safety Officer
web site: http://sioscuba.ucsd.edu
The Scripps Research Diving Program is the oldest of its type in the country. The first nonmilitary class in the U.S. that featured instruction in the use of self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (scuba) was held by scientists for scientists on the Scripps campus during the summer of 1951. The diving program supplies training and support equipment for all staff, students, and faculty who require scuba diving for their research. The diving locker includes a complete equipment repair facility and compressors for filling scuba cylinders. Men's and women's shower and locker room facilities also are available.