Postcard from Finland

Editor’s note: UGA Skidaway Institute professor Jay Brandes and graduate student Kun Ma are on a three-week trip to a marine lab in Finland and sent this update. My graduate student, Kun Ma and I arrived in Finland on Tuesday after an overnight flight. We are staying at the TVÄRMINNE ZOOLOGICAL STATION  as part of… Read more »


UGA scientists investigate marine murder mystery

A team of University of Georgia investigators is working on a murder mystery, not your everyday who-done-it, but one in which the investigators are scientists, and the victims are thousands of tiny oyster larvae. The mystery began the in the summer of 2017 at the UGA Shellfish Research Laboratory, a unit of UGA Marine Extension… Read more »


Evening @ Skidaway program to examine Georgia’s dynamic shorelines

Georgia’s constantly changing shorelines will be the focus of an Evening @ Skidaway program on Tuesday, July 9, in the McGowan Library on the University of Georgia Skidaway Marine Science Campus (10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA 31411). UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Clark Alexander will present a program titled “The Dynamic Shorelines of… Read more »


Van Stan receives award for research excellence

The acting director of the Applied Coastal Research Laboratory, John Van Stan, is the recipient of Georgia Southern University’s Award for Excellence in Research/Creative Scholarly Activity for 2019-2020. “This is a very prestigious award and one that is well deserved on John’s part,” said James Reichard, chair of Georgia Southern’s Geology and Geography Department where… Read more »


Christine Burns featured in NOAA blog

Former UGA Skidaway Institute graduate student Christine Burns is the author of a blog post on the NOAA Knauss Fellowship blog. Christine received her master’s degree from UGA last fall and was selected for a Knauss Fellowship with the NOAA Office of Coast Survey.


MACHERY-NAGEL team visits Frischer lab

U.S. and German representatives from lab equipment manufacturer MACHEREY-NAGEL visited Marc Frischer’s lab to conduct their yearly wet lab training on March 14. Tina Walters played a key role with coordinating the logistical organization of the lab and ensuring the lab was equipped with the lab essentials to perform their practical experimental assays. Team members… Read more »


Marathon makes donation to Associates of Skidaway Institute

The organizers of the Skidaway Island Marathon, Endurance Race Services, donated $1,000 to the Associates of Skidaway Institute. The marathon, held on March 23 this year, supports a number of area non-profit groups. This is the fifth year the marathon has been held on the Skidaway campus. The donation will be used to support Skidaway… Read more »


Scouts help beautify campus

The UGA Skidaway Marine Science Campus is a little cleaner, thanks to the Boy Scouts of Skidaway Troop 57. On Saturday, April 27, the scouts collected trash and debris from the Groves Creek section of the campus. The area is very popular with fishermen who drop their hooks from a bluff overlooking Groves Creek. In… Read more »


Barn dedication set

The renovation of the Roebling cattle barn is progressing with the expectation the project will be substantially completed by August 22. The building will house two state-of-the-art classrooms and one large teaching lab, all capable of distance learning. There will be two faculty offices, a reception area, two student group offices and generous open collaboration… Read more »