Skidaway Institute presents ‘how-to’ science fair program

There is help in sight for students and parents who are daunted by the prospect of an upcoming science fair project. Skidaway Institute of Oceanography will offer a special program to offer science fair advice and guidance to students and parents. The program, “The Seven Deadly Sins of Science Fair,” will be presented on Saturday,… Read more »


Gulf oil spill to be focus of Skidaway Institute lecture

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill will be a focus of the next program in the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography 2010 Fall Lecture Series, “Crystal Ball: Changes Afoot for Our Oceans and Coast in the 21st Century. ” The second program in the four-part series will be presented on Monday, September 27, at 7 p.m. at… Read more »


Conference symposium scheduled to honor the late Peter Verity

Skidaway Institute professor Marc Frischer and Deborah Bronk of the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences are organizing a special symposium to honor the work and legacy of the late Skidaway Institute professor Peter Verity. The symposium will take place at the February 2011 conference of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) to be… Read more »


Stubbins joins Skidaway Institute faculty

Biogeochemist Aron Stubbins has joined the faculty of the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography as an assistant professor. Stubbins comes to Skidaway from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. where he was a research assistant professor and assistant director of the Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium. Stubbins received both his bachelor’s degree in marine biology and… Read more »


Notes from the Arctic – Packing-up August 31th, 2010

Hi All, Today was our last full day in Barrow and we spent it largely by shipping home our samples and packing-up our gear.  The Bronk group did manage to squeeze in a last bit of science by attempting to extract all those humics we collected a couple of days ago. Alas, things didn’t go… Read more »


Skidaway Institute facility awarded LEED Gold Certification

The Marine and Coastal Science Research and Instructional Center (MCSRIC) at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography has been awarded a Gold Level certification in Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) by the U.S. Green Building Council. Completed in mid-2009, the research and laboratory building was designed from the outset to be environmentally friendly. The building’s… Read more »


Notes from the Arctic – Questing for Humics August 29th, 2010

Dr. Marc Frischer continues his log of his research trip to Barrow, Alaska. Here is some background information on the research project. Hi All, This morning we woke up to reasonable weather, but not the beautiful calm and sunny day that was forecast.  It was still foggy and the wind was blowing, but not too… Read more »


Notes from the Arctic – Weather Day August 27th, 2010

Skidaway Institute professor Marc Frischer continues this daily log of his research trip to Barrow, Alaska. With him are Skidaway Inst research tech Victoria Baylor and researchers from the University of Georgia and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Hi All, Its been a long day of waiting and finally giving-up on getting out to… Read more »