part of the University of California, MPL receives a small appropriation
of state support with primary funding coming from the U.S.
Navy and the National Science
Foundation and other agencies of the federal government
in support of collaborative research by MPL's
Laboratory consists of individual research
groups headed by Principal
Investigators with a common interest in Observational Ocean
Science with emphasis on developing state-of-the-art instrumentation
for studying ocean acoustic and seismic propagation, air-sea
interaction, ocean volume dynamics and ocean bottom geophysics.
A common administrative
staff and industrial machine
shop facility support the MPL research groups.
MPL Principal Investigators
are UCSD Research and Faculty members, some holding joint appointments
outside SIO. This results in a strong academic link enabling
graduate students to benefit from the multi-disciplinary resources
of the University and provides an environment to address real-world
research issues. In addition to research and teaching activities,
MPL academics participate in the long-range planning of special
interest to the Navy and other government agency research programs,
the research community of UCSD and other public service activities.