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UGA Skidaway Institute grad student helps Ft. Pulaski battle erosion

A University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography graduate student is using cutting-edge technology to help the National Park Service monitor erosion and sand accumulation on a man-made beach at Fort Pulaski National Monument near Tybee Island, Ga. Colby Peffer is using a drone to track changes to the shoreline as part of her research… Read more »

 

My First Oceanographic Research Cruise/Adventure to Easter Island

by Herb Windom Editor’s note: Dr. Herb Windom was the first faculty scientist hired at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography in 1968. He spent his entire career here. He is now retired and an emeritus professor. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to obtain my graduate education at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) from… Read more »

 

Wild Water

UGA Skidaway Institute researcher Dana Savidge is leading a team of oceanographers, including Skidway Institute colleague Catherine Edwards, who are trying to understand the mechanisms that drive the exchange of water between the deep ocean and the narrow continental shelf in the area of the Outer Banks. Their project, Processes Driving Exchange at Cape Hatteras,… Read more »

 

UGA Skidaway Institute scientist uses underwater gliders to study Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is providing an unexpected research opportunity for UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Catherine Edwards. Edwards uses autonomous underwater vehicles, or gliders, to study ocean conditions, in this case, what happens in the ocean during a hurricane. Her project is described in an article in Wired.

 

Skidaway Institute researchers probe doliolid secrets

Doliolids are tiny marine animals so transparent they are practically invisible. Yet, these rarely seen and little understood organisms are a major driver of the marine ecosystem on continental shelves around the world. University of Georgia researcher Marc Frischer recently completed a major field study in the South Atlantic Bight on the continental shelf off… Read more »

 

Evening @ Skidaway program examines the ‘other carbon problem’

University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clifton Buck will present an Evening @ Skidaway program to describe the science behind the “other carbon problem” — ocean acidification — on Tuesday, August 14, in the McGowan Library on the University of Georgia Skidaway Marine Science Campus (10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA 31411). The… Read more »

 

UGA Skidaway Institute scientists publish two papers on Arctic processes

The Arctic is experiencing the effects of climate change faster than anywhere on the planet, yet it is one of the least understood regions, due largely to the difficulty of making observations and collecting samples there. With the support of National Science Foundation funding, two University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientists are studying… Read more »