Scripps Oceanography Signs MOU with San Diego Gas and Electric

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with California utility company, San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) to examine the effects of climate hazards to the San Diego region.

This agreement is an extension of an ongoing collaboration between CCCIA and SDG&E. In 2018, the Center and SDG&E began working together to understand the impact coastal flooding has on public utility infrastructure, operations, and public safety. The effort has expanded to examine other hazards such as extreme rainfall variability and wildfires. This research helps improve our understanding of the region’s most pressing climate challenges and how to mitigate the effects they have on the lives and safety of San Diego residents.

To learn more about this partnership, read the full press release here.

Members of CCCIA, the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E) and other Scripps researchers meet with SDG&E’s Fire Science and Climate Adaptation Department in February 2020.