UGA Skidaway Inst Blog

Nice newspaper article

Mike Sullivan writes: Several of us spent most of last Friday taking a boat trip to one of Georgia’s undeveloped coastal islands and stomping around looking for archaeological sites that may be threatened by erosion. It is a joint project with Chris McCabe, the Georgia DNR archaeologist who is stationed on our campus. Mary Landers… Read more »


Winner of Annual Environmental Award Announced

This news reached us this morning from the Center for a Sustainable Coast. Congratulations to Dr. Verity! The staff and board of directors of the Center for a Sustainable Coast are pleased to announce that Dr. Peter Verity of the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography has been selected as the latest recipient of the prestigious Nick… Read more »


Students grow bacteria gardens

Often students grow vegetable gardens for a science project, but some local students took on an entirely different task. They grew bacteria cultures. It was one of several educational activities at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography’s annual open house — Skidaway Marine Science Day — on Saturday, October 10. The bacteria project was the brainchild of… Read more »


Skidaway campus open house a success!

We had a great open house on Saturday. Close to 2,000 braved the 88 degree heat and threatening rain to visit the campus  for Skidaway Marine Science Day. The event featured exhibits, programs and activities sponsored by the campus partners, including the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, the University of Georgia (UGA)Marine Extension Service Aquarium, the… Read more »


Skidaway Institute receives research grant to study ocean currents

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Dana Savidge has been awarded a research grant from the National Science Foundation for $207,450 to study ocean currents called Langmuir Supercells. Langmuir circulation cells occur during strong winds and waves, and appear as long lines of bubbles or floating material aligned with the wind on the ocean surface. “These… Read more »


Skidaway Institute's Alexander selected for prestigous leadership institute

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Clark Alexander has been selected as a scholar to participate in the 2009-10 University System of Georgia Executive Leadership Institute. The Executive Leadership Institute is the flagship System-wide leadership development program. The development program will be conducted by leading experts in leadership. Scholars will enhance their leadership skills to prepare… Read more »


Alexander lab takes delivery of new research vessel.

The Alexander lab is gearing up for mapping the intertidal morphology of Groves Creek.  The non-vegetated, soupy areas cannot be surveyed by foot, so a new research vessel was purchased that, along with a survey grade echosounder tied into the lab’s new RTK-GPS, will be used to map the bottom elevations at higher tides. The… Read more »


Skidaway's new business officer

The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography has hired Natalie Higley as assistant director and chief business officer. Higley joins Skidaway from Bainbridge College, where she spent the last five years as the Vice President of Business and Finance. Prior to higher education, she served as Chief Financial Officer for First Allied Corporation, a real estate holding… Read more »


Skidaway Institute awarded NSF grants

The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography has received two research grants from the National Science Foundation totaling more than $761,000. The awards are being funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The first grant for $356,139 was awarded to Skidaway Institute scientist Marc Frischer to investigate how a warming climate will affect the… Read more »


Ocean dead zones cause for concern

By Stuart Wakeham Professor, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography When you look at the activities in the waters of Coastal Georgia and you see an ocean seemingly teeming with life, it is difficult to comprehend that large sections of the world’s oceans are considered “dead zones.” These are areas of the oceans where low levels of… Read more »