Gliders and saildrones conduct joint exercise at Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary

The UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and Saildrone recently conducted a joint exercise utilizing autonomous underwater vehicles (gliders) and autonomous surface vessels called saildrones at Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. Beginning in 2021 and continuing this year, underwater gliders and saildrones have been coordinated to work together during hurricane season to collect oceanographic data and improve hurricane forecasts. Paired teams of gliders and saildrones will operate in the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and in the Atlantic Ocean off the southeast US. (more…)

UGA Skidaway Institute researcher wins prestigious chemistry prize

University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography emeritus professor Stuart Wakeham was recently named the 2021 recipient of the Alfred Treibs Award. The award was presented by the Organic Geochemistry Division of the Geochemical Society, an international scientific society founded to encourage the application of geochemistry to improving our understanding of the Earth and solar system. (more…)

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