R/V Roger Revelle
photo: R/V Roger Revelle


Scripps Oceanographic research vessels and research platform FLIP make up one of the largest academic fleets in the world.  Scripps ships have state-of-the-art research instruments to study marine life, the oceans, the seafloor, and the atmosphere.

Cruises vary from local day trips to expeditions lasting years. Scripps research ships, available to scientists around the world, have carried out research more than six million* nautical miles in support of science and the academic community.

*As of June 2007 the estimate was over 6 million which is 277 times around the world, or 28 times the distance to the moon.