Off to Alaska!

Professor Marc Frischer and research technician Victoria Baylor are traveling to Point Barrow, Alaska for field work on their project to study the effects of global climate change on the coastal environment there. Dr. Frischer will be blogging about their adventures. Here is the first report. Notes from the Arctic — We’re on our way! … Read more »


Skidaway scientist Dana Savidge promoted

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Dana Savidge has been promoted to associate professor. A physical oceanographer, Savidge joined Skidaway Institute in 2003 as an assistant professor. Savidge studies Gulf Stream variability and ocean circulation, with projects on the continental shelves of Cape Hatteras, Georgia, and Antarctica. One key component of Savidge’s research is a shore-based… Read more »


Catherine Edwards joins Skidaway Institute

Physical oceanographer Catherine Edwards has joined the faculty of the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography as an assistant professor. Edwards  received both her bachelor’s degree in physics and her doctorate in physical oceanography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Florida State University. Edwards is a coastal… Read more »


More on the oil spill and the Atlantic Coast

Earlier this month a group of experts from the institutions of the South Atlantic Sea Grant Program gathered at Skidaway Institute for a discussion of the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) oil spill and its potential effect on the Atlantic coast. Here is an abbreviated summary of their conclusions. Overall, the panel noted three distinct phenomena… Read more »


Oil Spill Information Sources

Skidaway Institute scientists assembled this list of Web sites with information on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and it’s potential effect on Georgia. This is not intended to be a complete list. Atlantic Sea Grant Site Links and information for several Atlantic coast states, including Georgia. The NOAA Office of Response and Restoration (NOAA… Read more »


Gulf Oil Spill & Georgia Update 6-11-10

Dr. Dana Savidge provides the following update on the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current and the Deep Horizon Oil Spill. At present a Loop Current Ring has separated from the northernmost portion of the Loop Current, and stands between the Deep Horizon well and the Loop Current itself, so that most of the spilled oil… Read more »


World Ocean Day

This came somewhat of a surprise to us, but it turns out today is “World Ocean Day.” This article shows some good examples why studying the ocean is so important.


Oil Spill & Georgia – Update June 7

Dr. Dana Savidge provided some insight into the computer models  (See here.) that project oil from the Gulf spill reaching the Atlantic coast. The large scale UCAR models get processes 90% right, but, of course, the devil is in the details, and the details (with respect to concentration, form, and approach of oil to the… Read more »