Notes from the Arctic – Lab Day August 26th, 2010

Hi All, Just finishing-up here in Barrow today.  Today was a big day of processing all the samples that we collected yesterday.  Our general strategy for this trip is to alternate between sample collection days and sample processing days. Again we woke up to foggy skies and moderate temperatures (low 40’s), but today the wind… Read more »

 

Notes from the Arctic – A day on the water August 25th, 2010

This is the second post by Skidaway Institute professor Marc Frischer, chronicling his research trip to Barrow,  Alaska,  for his study of the effect of a warming climate on the coastal ecology there. Just completing day 3 of the expedition.  After staying-up half the night to get ready for an 8:00 am sampling trip, the… Read more »

 

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 »