Walter Munk has been called the world’s greatest living oceanographer

Born in Austria on October 19, 1917, Walter turned 100 years old and this year. Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the University of California San Diego celebrate Walter’s lifetime of achievements and 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.