Beginning in 1970, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources built a series of artificial reefs to provide habitat for marine life. However, until recently, there were gaps in some of the key information about those reefs, such as the precise locations of the materials placed on the bottom and water depth over the materials. Now,… Read more »
The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography will kick off its 2021 Evening @ Skidaway speaker series on Tuesday, Feb. 9, with a program on using satellites to explore the ocean. Due to restrictions imposed by COVID-19, the talk, titled “Oceanography from Space,” by UGA Skidaway Institute scientist Sara Rivero-Calle will be presented virtually.… Read more »
In recent years, some coastal communities have begun building man-made sand dunes as an alternative to hard structures like sea walls to protect their beaches from natural erosion and the effects of storm surges. Now researchers at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are studying the man-made dunes on one Georgia island to… Read more »
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.”
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 director Clark Alexander was interviewed by a crew from the PBS series “Changing Seas” for a program focused on salt marshes.
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 »
An autonomous underwater vehicle or “glider” operated by UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography is back at work, collecting data to improve hurricane forecasts. The glider, named Franklin, is operated by UGA Skidaway Institute researcher Catherine Edwards.
A team of University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientists has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to study the way tiny zooplankton alter the marine food web on the continental shelf. Marc Frischer, Jay Brandes and Adam Greer will study how doliolids affect the way productive continental shelf… Read more »
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 »