Under blue ocean with floor rocks

Field Trips

About field trips during Ocean Sciences Meeting

We are excited to introduce field trips to the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020 program. Please see below for descriptions of these opportunities and instructions for purchasing tickets.

Field trip tickets can be purchased during registration through 22 January 2020. No tickets will be sold onsite.

Angel Island viewed from a ferry

How to register for field trips

Steps
  1. Login to register (Field trip tickets can be purchased through 22 January 2020).
  2. Click View/Modify my registration from the landing page.
  3. In the registration cart select Add/Modify Workshop, Networking, and Social events.
  4. Scroll to the Section titled Field Trips to select your field trip options. When you are finished making your selections press the “Continue” button.
  5. In the registration cart click the Save and Pay Now button to complete the purchase of your field trips. You will receive a new confirmation with your Field Trips included after your payment is complete.

For non-U.S. attendees, you will be able to return to registration to register for field trips.

For those in the U.S. who have already registered, you will need to contact our team via email or phone: 866-470-7778 or 703-449-6418 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday. After purchasing by phone, you will need to visit the registration area to update your badge.

 

Cancellations

Field trip registration cancellation received by 22 January 2020 will receive a complete refund. Cancellations received between 23 January and 29 January 2020 will have a 10 percent processing fee deducted from their refund. No refunds will be issued for cancelled field trip registrations after 29 January 2020.

Available field trips

Sunday, 16 February

Scripps Birch Aquarium Tour

Includes tour of Birch Aquarium, lunch at Scripps on the beach or green space, tours of Scripps pier, biological and geological collections and/or Hubbs research aquarium.

Pick up at Convention Center:  10:30 AM

Drop off at Convention Center: 3:30 PM

Ticket price: $80

Tuesday, 18 February

Scripps Birch Aquarium Tour

Includes tour of Birch Aquarium, lunch at Scripps on the beach or green space, tours of Scripps pier, biological and geological collections and/or Hubbs research aquarium.

Pick up at Convention Center:  10:30 AM

Drop off at Convention Center: 3:30 PM

Ticket price: $80

Thursday, 20 February

Tours of R/V Sally Ride at Scripps Nimitz Marine Facility

Take a guided tour of a modern research vessel, R/V Sally Ride, that is part of the U.S. Academic Research Fleet and designed with state-of-the art instrumentation to perform multidisciplinary oceanographic research worldwide. Visit, in small groups, different parts of the 238 ft-long ship from its highly equipped bridge, to its scientific laboratories and main deck with advanced support equipment including main crane, overboard handling systems and winches. Hear from sea-going scientists about new projects, how the vessel serves their research, and what life is like at sea. Each tour will take an hour and full participation will require the ability to climb stairs between decks.
Pick up at Convention Center:  9:30 AM, 1:30 PM

Drop off at Convention Center: 12:00 PM, 3:30 PM

Ticket price: $35

Scripps Birch Aquarium Tour

Includes tour of Birch Aquarium, lunch at Scripps on the beach or green space, tours of Scripps pier, biological and geological collections and/or Hubbs research aquarium.

Pick up at Convention Center:  10:30 AM

Drop off at Convention Center: 3:30 PM

Ticket price: $80