Introduction and Scientific Rationale

In April of 1998, the University of Southern California and the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies established the San Pedro Ocean Time-series (SPOT) program to conduct a systematic long-term study of the physical and biogeochemical cycles in the San Pedro Channel off the coast of Southern California.  

Part of the mission of the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies is to study the coastal marine system of Southern California and provide an objective source of information to understand basic ocean dynamics and disturbances, which will aid in the management of natural resources and improve our ability to predict and adapt to the consequences of climate change.

Upcoming SPOT Cruise Dates

January 15, 2015 - Sea Day
Cruise Form Deadline:  Jan. 8th.

February 12, 2015 - Sea Day
Cruise Form Deadline:  Feb. 5th.

March 12, 2015 - Sea Day
Cruise Form Deadline:  March 5th.

April 15, 2015 - Sea Day
Cruise Form Deadline:  April 8th.

Participants! Please contact Troy using the Cruise Form under Particpant Info. Form deadline is 7 days prior to the cruise. Thank you.

  • Troy Gunderson
  • USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies
  • University of Southern California
  • University Park Campus
  • AHF 108
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0371