Science

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.

 

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.”

 

UGA Skidaway Institute scientists use cutting edge tools to track fish migrations

University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Catherine Edwards is participating in a collaborative project that will track the migration patterns of important fish species using artificial intelligence and a fleet of underwater robots. The project is a joint effort among UGA Skidaway Institute, Georgia Tech, Michigan State University, Wright State University and Gray’s… Read more »

 

Black gill linked to climate change

UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researchers may have found a link between shrimp black gill and climate change. Black gill is a condition shrimpers have blamed for devastating their shrimp harvests. It is caused by a single cell parasite. VIDEO