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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse visits UGA Skidaway Institute

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse visited UGA Skidaway Institute in November to meet with director Clark Alexander. A Democrat from Rhode Island, Whitehouse is strongly interested in environmental issues, especially those related to the ocean.

 

Evening @ Skidaway programs resume in virtual format

The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography will resume its Evening @ Skidaway speaker series on Tuesday, December 8, in a virtual format due to COVID-19 restrictions. The program is titled “More than wind and waves: Hurricanes’ impact on the ocean chemistry.”

 

Rivero-Calle studies the ocean from space

Biological oceanographer Sara Rivero-Calle’s research focuses on microscopic marine plants known as phytoplankton. However, her approach to studying these tiny organisms is cutting-edge. Rather than collecting samples in research vessels, Rivero-Calle uses miniature satellites to study them from space.

 

UGA Skidaway Institute underwater gliders contribute to hurricane forecasts

The U.S. Navy and the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are teaming up this summer to track hurricanes. The collaboration is part of a larger project that includes the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the University of South Florida and the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) to maintain a continuous stream… Read more »

 

UGA Skidaway Institute scientists featured in Woods Hole Film Festival video

A video featuring two University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientists will be screened at the Woods Hole Film Festival. “Beyond the Gulf Stream” focuses on the complex winter currents that collide off the coast of Cape Hatteras. It was inspired by a National Science Foundation-funded project, “Processes driving Exchange at Cape Hatteras,” or… Read more »

 

New weather station goes online

UGA Skidaway Institute’s new weather station became operational in early May. The weather station includes a 30-foot-tall tower on the pier at Priests Landing.

 

COVID delayed Arctic researchers head home

UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Chris Marsay is currently onboard an icebreaker ship which, until last week, was frozen solid in the Arctic ice cap. Marsay is part of a major international research project named Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate or “MOSAiC.”