UGA Skidaway Inst Blog

UGA researchers encourage students to engage in citizen science

UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Jay Brandes and UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant educator Dodie Sanders were recently featured in a magazine and online article encouraging young students to participate in citizen science.

 

UGA Skidaway Institute scientists investigate missing carbon mystery

Until now, scientists believed the black carbon in the ocean was introduced there by rivers. However, a new paper published in Nature Communications by a collaborative group of scientists, including University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Jay Brandes and graduate student Kun Ma, questions that assumption and presents researchers with a new mystery.

 

Ocean Sciences Instructional Center dedicated at Skidaway Institute

A 71-year-old cattle barn was repurposed as a modern classroom and laboratory building in a dedication ceremony on Oct. 22 at the University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. UGA President Jere W. Morehead presided over the ceremony, which capped the yearlong renovation of the reinforced concrete and steel beam structure that is now known… Read more »

 

Evening @ Skidaway program to examine Savannah’s ocean

UGA Skidaway Institute researcher William Savidge will explore Georgia’s ocean in an Evening @ Skidaway program titled “The View from the Porch – The Ocean in Savannah’s Front Yard” on Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the McGowan Library on the University of Georgia Skidaway Marine Science Campus (10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA 31411).

 

Skidaway Marine Science Day Cancelled!

Due to the potential for severe weather predicted for Saturday, it is necessary to cancel the vast majority of activities in connection with Skidaway Marine Science Day. The UGA Aquarium will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free admission. However, no other public activities will be presented. There are no plans to… Read more »

 

1940s cattle barn gains new life as classroom and laboratory building

A 71-year old cattle barn will be reborn as a  modern classroom and laboratory building in a dedication ceremony on Oct. 22 at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography on Skidaway Island, Ga. University president Jere Morehead presided over the ceremony, which capped the year-long renovation of the reinforced concrete and steel beam… Read more »

 

Getting ready for an Arctic expedition

Editor’s Note: UGA Skidaway Institute scientist Chris Marsay is scheduled to join an international team of scientists who will spend months on board a German ice breaker, deliberately frozen into the Arctic ice pack. Marsay and his colleagues will be studying the effects of climate change on the Arctic. Marsay won’t join the expedition untl… Read more »