NEWS & EVENTS
A group of Aquatic Adventures' high school mentors and middle school youth, visited the Visualization Center to learn more about plate tectonics and seismology. Debi Kilb and Cheryl Peach led the students on a virtual tour of the sea floor, demonstrated the affects of geologic activity, and showed students how organisms adapt to a deep sea environment.
UCSD hosted a visit of the UC Board of Regents on Thursday, February 27th. Regents attended various University presentations at different locations throughout the campus, among them the Visualization Center at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. At the VizCenter, they were able to witness first hand how SIO oceanographers can visually probe the underwater terrain of Lake Tahoe, and to synthesize and visualize -- in real time -- seismic activity throughout California.
The SIO Visualization Center hosted a meeting of the Regional Workbench Consortium [RWBC] -- a collaborative network of university and community-based partners dedicated to enabling sustainable city-region development.
This week scientists from the SIO Visualization Center participated in the Tagging of Pacific Pelagics [TOPP] workshop in Monterey Bay, Northern California. Conference attendees from diverse backgrounds [oceanography, marine biology, visualization, instrumentation] were brought together to try and determine the best way to collect, process, distribute and visualize the huge volumes of data provided by the tagged organisms in an effort to protect diverse species such as turtles, sharks, tuna and whales from the effects of overfishing.
A new art exhibit that highlights the powerful synergy between science and art was unveiled yesterday at the UCSD Faculty Club. The exhibit, titled Aesthetics of Science, is curated by Dr. Alain Cohen, and features visualizations from diverse UCSD science scholars, including the SIO Visualization Center and the San Diego Supercomputer Center.
The working conference for the Optiputer project visited the Visualization Center today to understand how end users may use the technology that the Optiputer project will make happen.
Today the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) dedicated the Preuss School Visualization Center. The Center, installed at the local middle/high Preuss School UCSD aims to provide teachers and students with a dynamic and engaging tool for teaching and learning the Earth Sciences.