Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) located in San Diego, is an organized
research unit of the University
of California, San Diego.
As an integral part of the academic environment of the Scripps
Institution of Oceanography and the University of California,
San Diego, MPL plays an important part in the sponsorship and
supervision of graduate student research in areas of ocean sciences
Originally established as a Navy-orientated research laboratory
in 1946, MPL has maintained a strong multidisciplinary research
program consisting entirely of sponsored projects, with a
large sponsorship from the Department of Defense (DOD) and the
National Science Foundation (NSF).
Exploratory and technology based research and development appropriate
to these programs are conducted at the Laboratory, as well as
the development of unique underwater sensor systems designed to
meet specific research applications.