Science

Evening @ Skidaway program to focus on underwater robots in marine exploration

Much oceanographic research is still conducted by scientists going to sea in ships. However, in recent years, new technologies have allowed oceanographers to explore the ocean by using underwater robots. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Catherine Edwards will present an Evening @ Skidaway program to describe her work with robots on Tuesday,… Read more »

 

Evening @ Skidaway Open Lab Night

The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography will present an “Open Lab Night” as part of its yearlong Evening @ Skidaway series of public programs to celebrate the Institute’s 50th anniversary. On Tuesday, May 15, visitors will have the opportunity to visit informally with scientists in their laboratories. The program will begin with a… Read more »

 

Evening @ Skidaway — “Graveyard of the Atlantic”

The Atlantic Ocean near Cape Hatteras, N.C. is often called the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” due to the complex ocean currents and weather conditions that have historically caused numerous shipwrecks. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Dana Savidge will present an Evening @ Skidaway program to explore some of the oceanic mysteries of… Read more »

 

Evening @ Skidaway — What is a salt marsh really worth?

Georgia’s salt marshes contribute greatly to the coastal environment, from providing a nursery for young marine life to serving as a buffer from storm surges. But is there a way to put a dollar value on a salt marsh? As the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography continues its year long 50th anniversary celebration… Read more »

 

New grants to fund Skidaway Institute research

A series of new research grants will support UGA Skidaway Institute research projects for the coming years. Julia Diaz is the lead scientist on a $852,906 three-year grant from the National Science Foundation titled “Collaborative Research: Assessing the role of compound specific phosphorus hydrolase transformations in the marine phosphorus cycle.” Diaz and her colleague, Solange… Read more »

 

Smooth sailing for the new Marine Education Interns

A guest post from Victoria Green, 2017-18 Georgia Sea Grant Marine Education Intern November 27, 2017 I was still getting my bearings as one of four new education interns at the Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island, when I was whisked away to the open ocean to learn about life aboard the R/V Savannah.… Read more »