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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 describe their work to federal legislative staffers

UGA Skidaway Institute Interim Director Clark Alexander along with researchers Marc Frischer, Dana Savidge and Catherine Edwards are participating in the University of Georgia’s Federal Legislative Retreat today. Alexander provided congressional staffers with an overview of Skidaway Institute. After additional presentations by the UGA Department of Marine Sciences and the UGA Marine Institute, the scientists… 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 »

 

Busy day in Grove Creek

The Skidaway Institute campus was busy earlier this week, as researchers began a month-long field study in the Grove Creek salt marsh adjacent to our campus. The project has two purposes: 1.) To test a model for predicting how salt marshes absorb and discharge contaminants. 2.) To test a new low-power, high-frequency radar system that… Read more »

 

Skidaway Institute expands coastal radar system

The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography is expanding its coastal radar system with the addition of a new send-receive station on Jekyll Island. The radar system, called WERA, is used to study surface ocean currents on Georgia’s continental shelf and out as far as the Gulf Stream. The Jekyll Island unit is the third station in… Read more »

 

Waves, currents and radar

One of our scientists, Dana Savidge, recently received a $180,000 grant from the Georgia Research Alliance to continue with the development of a coastal radar system. This high frequency radar system is built around two transmit-receive stations, one in South Carolina and the other on a coastal island south of Savannah, and is designed to… Read more »