Margaret Leinen is the Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences. Leinen is an award-winning oceanographer and international leader in ocean science, global climate and environmental issues. Her research in paleo-oceanography and paleo-climatology focuses on ocean sediments and their relationship to global biogeochemical cycles and the history of Earth’s ocean and climate.Leinen leads UC San Diego’s ocean, earth, atmospheric and climate science research and education programs at Scripps Oceanography, the foremost environmental research institution addressing the environmental problems facing our planet. Leinen currently serves as co-chair of the Decade Advisory Board for UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
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