Walter Munk, scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, has been called the world’s greatest living oceanographer.

In October 2017, Walter turns 100 years old and this year, the university celebrates not just Walter’s lifetime of achievements but the spirit that he embodies: the resolve to perform daring science, the foresight to educate future generations of scientists, and the sense of service that makes science an agent of societal advancement. >>More

Events honoring Walter Munk’s centennial year

May 15-17 Symposium

Internal Waves, Turbulence, and Overturning Circulation
Program and Video

August 29-30 Symposium

Ocean Acoustics, National Security and Walter Munk
Registration now open

October Celebration

Details pending

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“Looking at a giant coral during Operation CAPRICORN.  This is my favorite picture.” – Walter Munk

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