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 »
Sometimes called the “graveyard of the Atlantic” because of the large number of shipwrecks there, the waters off of Cape Hatteras on the North Carolina coast are some of the least understood on the U.S. eastern seaboard. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Dana Savidge is leading a team, which also includes… Read more »
Can underwater robots catch the imagination of middle and high school students and spark an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics? Researchers and educators from the University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and Marine Extension (MAREX) think so. They are creating an education program focused on autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), also called gliders… Read more »
Here is a video of the release Delta, the loggerhead sea turtle from the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. Delta was carried to the Gulf Stream on board the R/V Savannah as a “piggy back” on an already scheduled science cruise.
Delta, a loggerhead sea turtle, spent the first 15 months of her life in an aquarium tank, but now she is swimming free in the Atlantic Ocean, courtesy of the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and its Research Vessel Savannah. Delta was hatched on Tybee Island on August 19, 2012 as a straggler, a juvenile… Read more »
More than a dozen underwater robotic vehicles called “gliders” will be launched simultaneously this month in a massive, cooperative project involving 10 east coast research institutions, including the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. Dubbed Gliderpalooza 2013, the fleet of gliders will cruise the waters of the east coast for several weeks, collecting data… Read more »
We had a real nice story on the front page of this morning’s Savannah Morning News. A big thanks to Mary Landers and her editors!
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Dana Savidge aims much of her research efforts towards observing the way ocean currents move in the Gulf Stream and across Georgia’s continental shelf. Those efforts have paid off in the discovery of a series of previously unidentified eddies which may have a significant influence on the way energy and… Read more »
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Dana Savidge has been promoted to associate professor. A physical oceanographer, Savidge joined Skidaway Institute in 2003 as an assistant professor. Savidge studies Gulf Stream variability and ocean circulation, with projects on the continental shelves of Cape Hatteras, Georgia, and Antarctica. One key component of Savidge’s research is a shore-based… Read more »
Professor Jay Brandes wrote this report from a short research cruise to the Gulf Stream this past weekend. This last Friday-Saturday, I had the opportunity to tag along with a group of 15 K-12 teachers and Dr. Marc Frischer, who was leading them on a cruise out to the Gulf Stream. It was to be… Read more »