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 »


Skidaway's new business officer

The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography has hired Natalie Higley as assistant director and chief business officer. Higley joins Skidaway from Bainbridge College, where she spent the last five years as the Vice President of Business and Finance. Prior to higher education, she served as Chief Financial Officer for First Allied Corporation, a real estate holding… Read more »


Skidaway Institute awarded NSF grants

The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography has received two research grants from the National Science Foundation totaling more than $761,000. The awards are being funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The first grant for $356,139 was awarded to Skidaway Institute scientist Marc Frischer to investigate how a warming climate will affect the… Read more »


Ocean dead zones cause for concern

By Stuart Wakeham Professor, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography When you look at the activities in the waters of Coastal Georgia and you see an ocean seemingly teeming with life, it is difficult to comprehend that large sections of the world’s oceans are considered “dead zones.” These are areas of the oceans where low levels of… Read more »


"Fishing trip"

Two of our professors, Marc Frischer and Gus Paffenhöffer and their research teams are taking the R/V Savannah out for a four-day “fishing trip.” However, marlin and swordfish have nothing to fear from these guys. They are hunting the elusive doliolid (doe-lee-OH-lid). “What is a doliolid?” You may ask. It is a tiny, not quite… Read more »


Pogo was right; the enemy is us

by Richard Jahnke Professor Emeritus Skidaway Institute of Oceanography “Unlike plagues of the dark ages or contemporary diseases we do not yet understand, the modern plague of overpopulation is soluble by means we have discovered and with resources we possess. What is lacking is not sufficient knowledge of the solution but universal consciousness of the… Read more »


Ribbon cut — It's official!

We cut a ribbon and officially dedicated the Marine and Coastal Science Research and Instructional Center Tuesday morning. Most of the background information is in earlier posts, so her are some pictures of the event. Wachovia Bank’s Salita Hill (l) and Robert Sparks.


Skidaway Institute's new building ready

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientists have begun moving into a newly-built research facility on the Skidaway campus. The Marine and Coastal Science Research and Instructional Center (MCSRIC) will be officially dedicated on Tuesday, June 2, at 9:30 a.m. The MCSRIC contains 11,000 square-feet of research laboratories and offices, space for visiting scientists, and instructional space… Read more »