Marine Operations

UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography operates a fleet of research vessels, ranging from small skiffs suitable for inshore work, up to the 104-foot, ocean-going Research Vessel Savannah, which operates primarily in shelf waters from Chesapeake Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. These vessels are used by Skidaway Institute researchers as well as scientists from all over the world.

For information about utilizing any of Skidaway Institute’s  vessels please contact:
Marine Superintendent – John Bichy –

Click on any picture for additional information on that vessel.

R/V Savannah


R/V Jack Blanton


R/V Sand Piper


R/V Sand Flea