Science

Skidaway Institute, UGA, featured in PBS series

The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and the UGA Marine Institute will be featured on the PBS program, “Changing Seas.” Produced by PBS South Florida affiliate WPBT, “Changing Seas” is entering its 13th season. The second episode, “At the Water’s Edge: The Salt Marsh,” features UGA scientists and will air in South Florida… Read more »

 

New faculty join UGA Skidaway Institute

Two new scientists have joined the faculty of the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. Sara Rivero-Calle is a biological oceanographer whose research focuses on microscopic marine plants known as phytoplankton, and her approach to studying these tiny organisms is cutting-edge.

 

UGA Skidaway Institute drones monitor Tybee Island dunes

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 »

 

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 hurricane glider back on the job

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.