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UGA Skidaway Institute researchers probe complex Atlantic Ocean currents

The ocean off the coast of North Carolina has a complex system of ocean currents that make it one of the least understood areas on the U.S. Eastern Seaboard. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Dana Savidge is leading a team of scientists, including UGA Skidaway Institute scientist Catherine Edwards, working to unravel… Read more »

 

UGA Skidaway Institute scientists study dynamic Cape Hatteras waters

  Sometimes called the “graveyard of the Atlantic” because of the large number of shipwrecks there, the waters off of Cape Hatteras on the North Carolina coast are some of the least understood on the U.S. eastern seaboard. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Dana Savidge is leading a team, which also includes… Read more »

 

Skidaway Institute scientists seek answers to salt marsh questions

Salt marshes are a vital part of the coastal ecosystem. They provide a nursery for many kinds of marine animal life. Sitting in the transition zone between the ocean and the land, salt marshes serve as a physical buffer against severe weather. They act as a chemical buffer by capturing, holding and releasing nutrients that… Read more »

 

Skidaway Institute receives research grant to study glacier carbon

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researchers Aron Stubbins and Marc Frischer have been awarded a research grant from the National Science Foundation for $224,037 to study the origins of organic carbon in glaciers. Stubbins and Frischer are part of an international team working on the two-year project. Glaciers and ice sheets represent the second largest reservoir… 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 »

 

Oil Spill Update — from Baton Rouge

Skidaway Institute’s Jay Brandes is attending a conference of scientists discussing the Gulf spill in Baton Rouge, La.  Here is his first report on the meetings. This morning we had a summary by members of USGS, NOAA and NSF about what is going on in the gulf. In a word, there is a lot going… 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 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 »

 

Savannah State, SCCPSS and Skidaway Institute launch ocean literacy program

Savannah State University, the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) are joining hands to enhance science education in local schools through infusion of local research into the classrooms. The three organizations are working together in a five-year program to engage graduate marine science students from Savannah State into science… Read more »