Van Stan receives award for research excellence

The acting director of the Applied Coastal Research Laboratory, John Van Stan, is the recipient of Georgia Southern University’s Award for Excellence in Research/Creative Scholarly Activity for 2019-2020. “This is a very prestigious award and one that is well deserved on John’s part,” said James Reichard, chair of Georgia Southern’s Geology and Geography Department where… Read more »


Christine Burns featured in NOAA blog

Former UGA Skidaway Institute graduate student Christine Burns is the author of a blog post on the NOAA Knauss Fellowship blog. Christine received her master’s degree from UGA last fall and was selected for a Knauss Fellowship with the NOAA Office of Coast Survey.


MACHERY-NAGEL team visits Frischer lab

U.S. and German representatives from lab equipment manufacturer MACHEREY-NAGEL visited Marc Frischer’s lab to conduct their yearly wet lab training on March 14. Tina Walters played a key role with coordinating the logistical organization of the lab and ensuring the lab was equipped with the lab essentials to perform their practical experimental assays. Team members… Read more »


Marathon makes donation to Associates of Skidaway Institute

The organizers of the Skidaway Island Marathon, Endurance Race Services, donated $1,000 to the Associates of Skidaway Institute. The marathon, held on March 23 this year, supports a number of area non-profit groups. This is the fifth year the marathon has been held on the Skidaway campus. The donation will be used to support Skidaway… Read more »


Scouts help beautify campus

The UGA Skidaway Marine Science Campus is a little cleaner, thanks to the Boy Scouts of Skidaway Troop 57. On Saturday, April 27, the scouts collected trash and debris from the Groves Creek section of the campus. The area is very popular with fishermen who drop their hooks from a bluff overlooking Groves Creek. In… Read more »


Barn dedication set

The renovation of the Roebling cattle barn is progressing with the expectation the project will be substantially completed by August 22. The building will house two state-of-the-art classrooms and one large teaching lab, all capable of distance learning. There will be two faculty offices, a reception area, two student group offices and generous open collaboration… Read more »


New glider christened

Researchers from the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) welcomed a new glider to their research fleet with a christening ceremony at UGA Skidaway Institute on Tuesday, April 23. The new glider was purchased and is owned by SECOORA, but will be based at UGA Skidaway Institute… Read more »


New Arrivals at Gray’s Reef

NOAA Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary welcomes a new marine operations coordinator and a communications intern this summer. Clayton Louden is the sanctuary’s vessel captain and marine operations coordinator. Captain Louden will oversee vessel operations for the site, while captaining the sanctuary’s two small boats — R/V Sam Gray and R/V Joe Ferguson. Louden will… Read more »


New Faces This Summer at Skidaway Institute

With the beginning of summer, we have an influx of new people on campus. Alden Murphy is an intern in the Frischer Lab. She is a senior at the University of Georgia majoring in biology with a genetics and mathematics minor. Alden grew up on Tybee Island and says she has always been interested in… Read more »