Marine Ecosystem Sensing, Observation and Modeling Laboratory (MESOM)
The new MESOM Laboratory will be built on the campus of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a research institution and graduate and undergraduate school within the University of California at San Diego. The proposed three-story building will have a total of more than 18,000 assignable square feet divided between laboratories, offices and conference rooms. The facility will house a new multidisciplinary program at Scripps to integrate the development of physical, biological and chemical sensorsand the autonomous ocean-going platforms to support themto conduct long-term observation of the ocean ecology of the California Current Ecosystem (CCE), a major Pacific biome, and forecast changes based on physical and biological numerical models. The program will make the CCE a model for understanding processes across the world's oceans. The program builds on Scripps' 50-year history and expertise in long-term oceanographic and climate measurement programs.
In addition to providing much needed laboratory space for this work, the MESOM Laboratory will enable Scripps to consolidate researchers from a variety of disciplineswho otherwise would be split among five or more different buildingsin a single dedicated facility to promote more productive discussions and interactions. The MESOM research pr
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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)