About the Sverdrup Polar Studies ProgramSPSP's goal is to provide good communication venues for SIO Polar scientists about their already-rich Arctic and Antarctic research. Conferences, seminars, and SPSP website postings are some of the tools for peer communication building. While SPSP builds on the existing strengths in Polar science research and outreach at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, we seek collaboration with physical, social, informational sciences and environmental programs on the UCSD campus, as well as, linking with Arctic and Antarctic research centers around the world. From this strong connection, SPSP comprehensively reaches out to global Polar researchers to support the Arctic and Antarctic research efforts regarding climate change, while keeping other diverse audiences closely informed.
The new curricular Sverdrup Polar Studies Program (SPSP) will make multidisciplinary Arctic and Antarctic research materials, including data, available to international Polar research communities and the general public. Here, you will find information on current and recent Polar research activities, data, images, and the researchers who contribute to SPSP. Additionally, instructors and teachers will soon find curricula and lesson plans, built upon SIO Polar research activities, available for use in their classrooms on this site.
Funding Support for SPSPSPSP was established with support from the California Space Institute. Support through private gifts are welcomed to help continue vital research.