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.


New at the Wrigley Institute


The Ocean 180 Video Challenge

Submissions for the 2015 Ocean 180 Video Challenge (sponsored by COSEE Florida) are now being accepted. Create a 3 minute video about your published ocean science research for general audiences. A total of $9,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. Deadline 2014-12-01

Summer 2014 WAVES e-newsletter

"A Day in the Life" — New Wrigley Institute Summer Blog!

Meet our graduate and undergraduate summer researchers.

On Location - Tour of the Wrigley Institute's Hyperbaric Chamber and Touch Tank
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