Skidaway Institute mourns loss of Professor Peter Verity

Skidaway Institute Professor Peter G. Verity died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, December 31. Verity was a Professor of Biological Oceanography at Skidaway Institute.  He received his B.A. in 1975 from Dartmouth College, and his M.S. in 1979 and Ph.D. in 1984, both from the University of Rhode Island. He joined the faculty of… Read more »

 

Skidaway Institute researcher maps armored shorelines

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Karrie Brinkley has spent a lot of time in recent months traveling up and down Georgia’s coastal waterways in boats and canoes with maps and binoculars in hand. Brinkley is working on a project to identify and map all the armored shorelines in the state’s six coastal counties. Brinkley has… Read more »

 

Skidaway Institute scientists study Arctic climate change

Climate change will have profound effects on the Arctic ecosystem, and those effects may be felt around the world. Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Marc Frischer is launching a three-year project to examine the effects of rising temperatures in the Arctic and how those changes will impact the marine food web. The project is funded… Read more »

 

Nice newspaper article

Mike Sullivan writes: Several of us spent most of last Friday taking a boat trip to one of Georgia’s undeveloped coastal islands and stomping around looking for archaeological sites that may be threatened by erosion. It is a joint project with Chris McCabe, the Georgia DNR archaeologist who is stationed on our campus. Mary Landers… Read more »

 

Winner of Annual Environmental Award Announced

This news reached us this morning from the Center for a Sustainable Coast. Congratulations to Dr. Verity! The staff and board of directors of the Center for a Sustainable Coast are pleased to announce that Dr. Peter Verity of the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography has been selected as the latest recipient of the prestigious Nick… Read more »

 

Students grow bacteria gardens

Often students grow vegetable gardens for a science project, but some local students took on an entirely different task. They grew bacteria cultures. It was one of several educational activities at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography’s annual open house — Skidaway Marine Science Day — on Saturday, October 10. The bacteria project was the brainchild of… Read more »

 

Skidaway campus open house a success!

We had a great open house on Saturday. Close to 2,000 braved the 88 degree heat and threatening rain to visit the campus  for Skidaway Marine Science Day. The event featured exhibits, programs and activities sponsored by the campus partners, including the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, the University of Georgia (UGA)Marine Extension Service Aquarium, the… Read more »

 

Skidaway Institute receives research grant to study ocean currents

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Dana Savidge has been awarded a research grant from the National Science Foundation for $207,450 to study ocean currents called Langmuir Supercells. Langmuir circulation cells occur during strong winds and waves, and appear as long lines of bubbles or floating material aligned with the wind on the ocean surface. “These… Read more »

 

Skidaway Institute's Alexander selected for prestigous leadership institute

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Clark Alexander has been selected as a scholar to participate in the 2009-10 University System of Georgia Executive Leadership Institute. The Executive Leadership Institute is the flagship System-wide leadership development program. The development program will be conducted by leading experts in leadership. Scholars will enhance their leadership skills to prepare… Read more »

 

Alexander lab takes delivery of new research vessel.

The Alexander lab is gearing up for mapping the intertidal morphology of Groves Creek.  The non-vegetated, soupy areas cannot be surveyed by foot, so a new research vessel was purchased that, along with a survey grade echosounder tied into the lab’s new RTK-GPS, will be used to map the bottom elevations at higher tides. The… Read more »