Scripps Ecological Observatory

Scripps Ecological Observatory

Scripps Ecological Observatory 800 266 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Scripps Institution of Oceanography – United States of America (USA)

The Scripps Ecological Observatory (SEO) establishes a modern observational program at the Ellen Browning Scripps Pier at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. 

The SEO builds on over a century of environmental observations at the Scripps Pier and will consolidate and improve ongoing measurements, while applying new and emerging technologies to understand ecological change at an unprecedented level of detail. These technologies include automated, high-throughput in situ microscopy, molecular sampling techniques, and in situ sampling of dissolved gases. 

Our goal is a publicly available, high quality, high resolution, and continuous record of key environmental variables that will be used to model marine ecosystem dynamics and predict future change. 

This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Ocean Biomolecular Observing Network (OBON) 

Start date: 01/02/2022
End date: 01/02/2027 

Lead Contact: Jeff Bowman (

challenges: 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 6- Coastal Resilience, 7- Ocean Observations
ocean_basins: North Pacific Ocean
type_of_action: Project


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