Unlocking the Mysteries of the World’s Oceans

“This new building will further enable all of our scientists to work together on problems of great importance to society. These are the types of collaborations that UC San Diego is known for, and it’s what we need to better understand our oceans and solve our world’s most pressing challenges.”

- Chancellor Khosla

In a sparkling new facility on UC San Diego land, Chancellor Khosla joined scientists, research colleagues and community leaders for the grand opening of NOAA’s new Southwest Fisheries Science Center La Jolla Laboratory.  The new building is adjacent to UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and will enhance collaboration between the longtime partners.  The new sustainably designed building features state-of-the-art laboratories and new marine research facilities, including a three-story, 528,000-gallon Ocean Technology Development Test Tank. The laboratory will be a focal point for surveys and assessments of several important species.

Director of Southwest Fisheries Science Center Francisco Werner, SWFSC Senior Scientist and Assistant Center Director Roger Hewitt, Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla