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.
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 »
UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography graduate student Christine Burns has been named a finalist for a prestigious John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.
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 »
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 »
The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography will present an “Open Lab Night” on Tuesday, July 10, as part of its yearlong series of public programs to celebrate the Institute’s 50th anniversary. Visitors will have the opportunity to visit informally with scientists in their laboratories. The program will begin with a reception at 6:15… Read more »
UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography is celebrating its 50h anniversary with a series of a monthly public science programs. The schedule of Evening @ Skidaway programs for the remainder of 2018 includes seven lecture programs and two “open lab nights.” September 11 — Dr. Clark Alexander / Sea Level Rise and What It Means to… Read more »
University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Jay Brandes was invited to participate in a congressional briefing titled, “The Ocean Plastic Pollution Problem: Solvable with Science Innovation, and Education.” The briefing was sponsored by the Coalition for Ocean Leadership in conjunction with the House Oceans Caucus and was held in the Rayburn House Office… Read more »
A routine research cruise quickly turned into a lifesaving, nighttime rescue mission for the crew of UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography’s Research Vessel Savannah. On the evening of June 8, the ship rescued two Florida fishermen who were clinging to the hull of their capsized boat in the open ocean approximately ten miles off the… Read more »
University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Julia Diaz has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship. Diaz is joined by 125 other 2018 Sloan Fellows from across the U.S. and Canada.