The mission of the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies is to encourage responsible and creative decisions in society by providing an objective source of marine and environmental science and fostering an understanding of the natural world among people of all ages.

Our affiliated faculty conduct research in all aspects of the environment. Wrigley Institute scientists investigate biological adaptations to climate change, study interactions among humans and natural systems, and connect science to environmental policy. We also offer unique educational programming and work with foundations and the public to enhance environmental awareness.

2015 is the 20th anniversary of the Wrigley Institute, and the 50th anniversary of our Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island. Join us as we celebrate this heritage of science and discovery at USC. Here’s to the next 50!


New at the Wrigley Institute


Decadal Study of Ocean Sciences

From sea level rise to ocean acidification, we’ve learned a lot about the ocean over recent years. A new report from the National Research Council presents research priorities for the next decade, and suggests how to align infrastructure and budgets to reach them.

Climate Change: Life and Death

Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall, Brain and Creativity Institute, USC UPC; March 5, 2015: 3-5pm

presented by John Broome

Fukushima–A View from the Ocean

Doheny Library Room 240, USC UPC; Tuesday, March 12, 2015: 12pm

presented by Ken O. Buesseler


What Really Matters: Building a Satisfying Career in Science

WiSE Distinguished Lecturer
Dr. Marcia McNutt
March 24, 2015 11am–12:30pm
Please RSVP at www.usc.edu/esvp, Password: WISELECTURE

Fall 2014 WAVES e-newsletter