Recent News

Kilb, Rohrlick, SIO GAMES to showcase new game at the Smithsonian

Join SIO GAMES Saturday, June 4, at the Smithsonian in Washington DC, in celebration of World Ocean Day (https://ocean.si.edu/world-ocean-day-2016-smithsonian-national-museum-natural-history). During the event, which runs from 10AM-4:30PM, SIO GAMES will showcase its new two-player virtual reality game "ARCTIC EXPLORER: THE ELUSIVE NARWHAL” (siogames.ucsd.edu/ae/).

Orcutt, National Academies committee conclude nuclear plant safety study

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has posted the committee report from the second, and final, phase of the lessons learned from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.  The congressionally mandated study (http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=21874), conducted by 17 distinguished scientists and engineers, including IGPP’s John Orcutt, has determined that the Fukushima accident offers a "wake-up call" as to the risks nuclear fuel pools pose to health and safet

DeSanto "Glamorizes" geophysics in clever blog

Want to know more about the "Glamorous Life of a Geophysicist"? IGPP's John DeSanto has been keeping a blog that will allow followers to do just that!

Siegfried, an Emerging WISSARD Researcher

IGPP Post-Doc Matthew Siegfried is one of three emerging researchers to have their NSF-funded Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling (WISSARD) project-related research recently published. Siegfrield's West Antarctica Ice-sheet, Subglacial Lake Whillans findings appeared in the 16 March 2016 issue of Geophysical Research Letters (http://goo.gl/CuCTLK).

HSN, Others, Behind the Scenes of El Faro Data Recorder Search

Huge congratulations are due to WHOI, the NTSB and the US Coast Guard for successfully locating the voyage data recorder (VDC) of the sunken cargo ship El Faro.  There was tremendous team effort to support the realtime video streaming of the operations was a team effort with teammates from the University of Rhode Island’s Inner Space Center, Comm Systems, Verizon Satellite Solutions Group , and IGPP/SIO’s HiSeasNet (HSN: https://hiseasnet.ucsd.edu).

HuffPo: An Interview with World Renowned Oceanographer - Walter Munk

The Huffington Post's Max Gunn shares his admiration for the storied curiosity and career of IGPP's Walter Munk in this essay.

SSA Richter Award goes to IGPP Alum

Congratulations to IGPP alum, Diego Melgar (2014) for winning the Seismological Society of America's 2016 Charles F. Richter Early Career Award!

The Charles F. Richter Early Career Award honors outstanding contributions to the goals of the Society by a member early in her or his career. Previous recipients include a former IGPP postdoc Miaki Ishii in 2009: www.seismosoc.org/awards/richter_award/#recipients.

IGPP and SIO Leadership: New roles for Masters, Constable

Director of IGPP, Guy Masters, has accepted a new role at SIO. As of March 31, Masters will serve Associate Vice Chancellor/Deputy Director for Research (AVC-DDR). IGPP professor of geophysics Steve Constable will commence his new role as Director of IGPP on March 31. 

Paolo, Fricker research featured in Remote Sensing Environment

Congratulations to Fernando Paolo and Helen Fricker. Their article: "Constructing improved decadal records of Antarctic ice shelf height change from multiple satellite radar altimeters," appears in the May 2016 issue of Remote Sensing Environment. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034425716300268

Tohoku-oki EQ study by Bassett, Sandwell, Fialko published in Nature

Congratulations to IGPP Professors Yuri Fialko and Dave Sandwell as well as IGPP Green Scholar Dan Bassett. Their study, "Upper-plate controls on co-seismic slip in the 2011 magnitude 9.0 Tohoku-oki earthquake" was published in the 03 March 2016 issue of Nature.