Global Forever stamp that shows the beauty of our entire planet.
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography research pier is 1090 feet long and was built of reinforced concrete in 1988, replacing the original wooden pier built in 1915.The Scripps Pier is named in honor of Ellen Browning Scripps, the most significant donor and benefactor of the Institution.
The Pier features one of the oldest and largest centers for ocean and earth science research and is home to a variety of sensing equipment above and below water that collects various oceanographic data. The Scripps research diving facility is located at the foot of the pier. Fresh seawater is pumped from the pier to the many tanks and facilities of SIO, including the Birch Aquarium whose mission is to promote ocean conservation.