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Scripps Oceanography and San Diego Gas & Electric Expand Climate Change Research Collaboration


San Diego skyline during a storm survey. Photo: Laura Engeman Utility San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to conduct research on the effects of climate hazards to the San Diego region.

Increases in climate-related hazards affect San Diego residents and their access to reliable power. The collaboration will assess the risks that coastal flooding, extreme rainfall variability, sea-level rise and wildfires have on SDG&E operations, infrastructure and customers, with emphasis on creating an early warning coastal flood model. Scripps’ core effort is to aid SDG&E in optimizing operations; contribute to the safety of people, property and infrastructure; and establish San Diego as a model of climate resilience. This collaboration to advance understanding of ocean, weather and climate conditions will help to address climate hazards and to mitigate the effects they have on the day-to-day lives of San Diego residents.

“This collaboration between Scripps and SDG&E is an opportunity for both of us to improve our understanding of climate change and its impacts on the San Diego region, an important issue that affects us all,” said Scripps Director Margaret Leinen. “Not only is this […]

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