Environment

Skidaway Institute’s research center receives LEED® Gold Certification plaque

The Savannah Branch of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) presented a LEED® Gold Certification plaque to the Marine and Coastal Science Research and Instructional Center (MCSRIC) at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography on Tuesday, October 19. Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that… Read more »

 

Skidaway Institute facility awarded LEED Gold Certification

The Marine and Coastal Science Research and Instructional Center (MCSRIC) at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography has been awarded a Gold Level certification in Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) by the U.S. Green Building Council. Completed in mid-2009, the research and laboratory building was designed from the outset to be environmentally friendly. The building’s… Read more »

 

Off to Alaska!

Professor Marc Frischer and research technician Victoria Baylor are traveling to Point Barrow, Alaska for field work on their project to study the effects of global climate change on the coastal environment there. Dr. Frischer will be blogging about their adventures. Here is the first report. Notes from the Arctic — We’re on our way! … Read more »

 

Tree thinning project in the works

We will begin a project to thin out the forest on our campus later this year. The Skidaway Institute campus consists of approximately 700 acres of mostly wooded land on the north end of Skidaway Island. Sometime over the next several months, we expect the thinning project to get underway. This will not be a… Read more »

 

Raising docks to new heights

Our campus “mock docks” grew a little taller today. The purpose behind this project is to measure the effects different dock designs have on the underlying salt marsh. Earlier research indicated that the shadow cast by docks have a negative effect on the plant growth in the marsh surface in the dock’s “footprint.” Recently, dock… Read more »

 

Skidaway Institute scientists study Arctic climate change

Climate change will have profound effects on the Arctic ecosystem, and those effects may be felt around the world. Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Marc Frischer is launching a three-year project to examine the effects of rising temperatures in the Arctic and how those changes will impact the marine food web. The project is funded… Read more »