Current Events

Walter Munk honored in France. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography chair who’s still hard at work at 100 years old — is now a knight in France. Of particular interest to the Frenchmen was the role Munk played in predicting the waves that determined when the U.S. would invade the beaches at Normandy.

Walter in the News

Scripps Oceanographer Walter Munk Turns 100, Has Boardwalk Named in His Honor.

TIME: 'Einstein of the Ocean' Who Helped Surfers Catch the Perfect Waves Turns 100 

The San Diego Union-Tribune: Walter Munk's 100th Birthday Stirs Memories of Scripps Golden Era (+Video)

The San Diego Union-Tribune: La Jolla Shores boardwalk renamed Walter Munk Way

KPBS: Famed San Diego Researcher Walter Munk Welcomes 100th Birthday (+Video)

Newsweek: Walter Munk: Inventor of Surf Forecast and 'Einstein of the Ocean' Turns 100

Surfer Today:  Walter Munk, the father of surf forecasting, hits 100

The Inertia: Walter Munk, Inventor of the Surf Forecast, Just Turned 100 Years Old

The Conversation: Hang ten (decades): Walter Munk, inventor of the surf forecast, turns 100 (+Video)

Surfline: The Father of Surf Forecasting Turns 100

KUSI: Section of La Jolla Shores boardwalk renamed to honor famed oceanographer Walter Munk (Video)

KUSI: Dave’s World of Wonder: Walter Munk (Video) 

FOX5: La Jolla Shores boardwalk renamed in honor of Walter Munk (Video) 

CBS8: Walter Munk Way: Portion of La Jolla Shores boardwalk renamed (Video)

San Diego Union-Tribune: New Film Follows Scripps' Scientist on His Search for Exotic "Flying” Fish 

La Jolla Light: Walter Munk: La Jolla celebrates centennial of ‘The Einstein of the Oceans’ on Oct. 19 

Times of San Diego: Famed Oceanographer Worries ‘Walter Munk Way’ Will be Flooded by Climate Change

SD Community News: Year In Review

KOIN 6 News (Oregon): How wave forecasting helped the invasion of Normandy 

San Diego Jewish World: La Jolla walkway named for Walter Munk, 100

SD News: A conversation with world-renowned oceanographer, Walter Munk

UCSD-TV: Curated selection of programs featuring Walter Munk (Videos)

DeathRattleSports.comWalter Munk: Inventor of Surf Forecast and ‘Einstein of the Ocean’ Turns 100  

Saltzbuger Nachrichten (Austria): Walter Munk - der "Einstein der Ozeane" wird 100 


Prince Albert II of Monaco Joins Walter Munk for 100th Birthday Celebration:

The San Diego Union-Tribune: Prince Albert II of Monaco to visit La Jolla for Walter Munk's 100th birthday celebration

KPBS: Monaco’s Prince Albert Meets Famed Scripps Oceanographer For A Conversation On Climate Change

Times of San Diego: Prince Albert Honors Walter Munk, Echoes Worries About Climate Change

Times of San Diego:  Prince Albert II of Monaco Attending 100th Birthday of UCSD’s Famed Walter Munk

Fox 5 San Diego: UCSD’s 100-year-old oceanographer receives royal visit

CBS 8 San Diego: Prince Albert II of Monaco in San Diego to celebrate Walter Munk's 100th birthday

San Diego Union-Tribune: Pioneer and Prince - Features photo of Walter Munk and H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco



SCRIPPS CLIPS: (These pieces were produced by us in Scripps Communications)


Photo of the Week: A 100 for Walter Munk  

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco to Join 100th Birthday Celebration for Renowned Scripps Oceanographer at UC San Diego

City of San Diego Named La Jolla Shores Boardwalk After Legendary Oceanographer Walter Munk

A Crowning Event to Celebrate Scripps Oceanographer’s 100th Birthday

Live Stream of Centennial Conversation with Walter Munk 

Video: A Salute to a Legend: Walter Munk Turns 100

Triton Magazine: 100 Years of Walter Munk - produced by UC San Diego’s Triton mag

2017 Annual Report - Walter featured in Director’s Letter (page 3) and in special Munk 100 section (pages 20-21)


Social Media

Walter Munk was “trending” in San Diego on Twitter on his birthday (see screenshot below)

We posted on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram throughout the entire month of October to countdown Walter’s birthday and the celebratory Munk 100 events.



Goals & Objectives 

  • Promote stewardship of our oceans.
  • Establish collaborations and interdisciplinary partnerships with global governmental agencies, institutions, universities and organizations with similar goals
  • Participate in world-wide marine archaeological expeditions, including underwater heritage sites.
  • Advocate for a better understanding of climate change and sea level rise