Ashley Ohall’s poster receives first place award at conference

Can scientists identify ocean microplastics from satellites in space? Ashley Ohall’s research is helping to accomplish that feat. (Photo by Jackson K. Schroeder)

First-year master’s student Ashley Ohall took home a first place prize at this past spring’s 2024 Microplastics in the Coastal Region conference for her research advancing capabilities to identify microplastics in the ocean from satellites, aircrafts, drones and other devices used for remote sensing.

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Natalie Cohen named 2024 Simons Early Career Investigator

Assistant Professor Natalie Cohen was named a 2024 Simons Early Career Investigator. Her research in biological oceanography focuses, among other things, on how microbial communities interact with their chemical environment across depths of the ocean. (Photo by Jackson K. Schroeder)

Dr. Natalie Cohen, University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SkIO) scientist and assistant professor of marine sciences in UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a 2024 Simons Early Career Investigator. The three-year grant provides $810,000 to fund her work tracking shifts in phytoplankton physiology along continental shelf ecosystems.

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