About Us

Ocean Scientists for Informed Policy (OSIP) is led by graduate Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UCSD who want to see good science used to make well-informed policy decisions that affect the oceans. SIO is the world's preeminent center for ocean, Earth, and atmospheric research, teaching, and public education, with more than a century of exploration and discovery in basic research and global observations and applications. 

Our group has two primary missions:

  1. To bring scientific information about the role of oceans in climate change to policymakers. To accomplish the first mission, students and professors from SIO participate in UNFCCC COP meetings and present their latest research at this global policy arena.
  2. To communicate events at the international climate meetings to a public and scientific audience. We will also be sharing our thoughts and impressions of daily life as a delegate at the COPs through photographs and blogs.

Contact Information

Ocean Scientists for Informed Policy
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92083-0202