Gary Griggs


Gary Griggs has written or coauthored ten books about the coast and coastal issues both in California and globally. As a Distinguished Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California at Santa Cruz, he is known for his expertise in oceanography and coastal geology. He is a frequent contact for news media on questions of climate change, sea-level rise, coastal erosion, and other related issues. He has written a popular biweekly newspaper column, "Our Ocean Backyard," for nine years and is in high demand for talks throughout California. He serves as the director of the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of California at Santa Cruz, which includes the Long Marine Laboratory and the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, a popular educational destination for tens of thousands of visitors each year.


Santa Cruz Coast

Gary Griggs and Deepika Shrestha Ross


Coasts in Crisis: A Global Challenge

Gary Griggs


The Edge: The Pressured Past and Precarious Future of...

Gary Griggs and Kim Steinhardt