UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography had an interesting beginning. In 1968, Robert and Dorothy Roebling donated their Modena Plantation on the north end of Skidaway Island to the state to be the site for an oceanographic institute. The Roebling family has a fascinating, going back to Robert’s great grandfather, John Augustus Roebling, who designed and… Read more »
Three of our scientists have received funding approval for their research from Georgia Sea Grant. Here is the release from UGA. Georgia Sea Grant awards over $800,000 in funding toward coastal research November 12, 2015 Writer: Lee Redding Contact: Mark Risse Athens, Ga. – The Georgia Sea Grant College Program at the University of Georgia… Read more »
Skidaway Institute researcher Elizabeth Harvey is one week into a five-week-long North Atlantic research cruise. Here is the latest post from the cruise blog, including a picture of Liz in the blue parka.
Source: The Impacts of Sea Level Rise
Aron Stubbins’ recent work on deep-ocean hydrothermal vents (earlier post) is the cover story for this month’s Nature Geoscience. Wayi to go, Aron!
University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Aron Stubbins joined a team of researchers to determine how hydrothermal vents influence ocean carbon storage. The results of their study were recently published in the journal Nature Geoscience. Hydrothermal vents are hotspots of activity on the otherwise dark, cold ocean floor. Since their discovery, scientists have… Read more »
UGA Skidaway Institute scientist Elizabeth Harvey will be spending the next month on board Woods Hole’s Research Vessel Atlantis. The North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES) is a five year investigation to resolve key processes controlling ocean system function, their influences on atmospheric aerosols and clouds and their implications for climate. Here is… Read more »
WSAV TV and reporter Martin Staunton aired a story t his morning on Dr. Clark Alexander’s study on sea level rise on the Georgia coast. http://wsav.com/2015/09/22/rising-sea-level-may-change-georgias-marshes/
University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Chris Marsay is on top of the world—literally. Marsay arrived at the North Pole in early September. He is taking part in the US GEOTRACES Arctic Expedition on board the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a polar icebreaker. The project is part of an international, multiple icebreaker… Read more »
There is an interesting story in Hakai Magazine on Georgia shrimpers that includes Skidaway Institute’s work on black gill. Hakai Magazine