oceanography

Plastic pollution to be focus of Evening @ Skidaway, Nov. 9

Plastic pollution has become a defining characteristic of mankind’s imprint on the environment in this century. UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Jay Brandes will explore the issue of plastic pollution in the coastal environment in a virtual Evening @ Skidaway program, “The Ocean’s Plastic Problem – A Very 21st Century Pollutant,” presented via YouTube… Read more »

 

New technology provides new insight into marine life

University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography biologist Adam Greer studies marine life from the bottom up (of the food chain, that is). Greer investigates plankton – organisms between approximately one millimeter to several centimeters in size – adrift in the water column. He uses a new, cutting-edge imaging system that reveals more of this… Read more »

 

Bumpy Seas and Birthdays

by Anita Minniefield Research Professional This cruise got off to a rocky start with higher than anticipated waves, sending the science crew (me) into the throws of sickness. Even though this was my fourth cruise, it was my first time getting sea sick on the R/V Savannah. I spent a lot of time on the… Read more »

 

UGA Skidaway Institute and NOAA join forces to improve hurricane forecasts

Scientists from the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are working together to operate a team of uncrewed marine vehicles to improve hurricane forecasts. Autonomous underwater vehicles, or “gliders,” operated by UGA Skidaway Institute, are working in conjunction with NOAA-operated Saildrone Explorers travelling on the ocean surface.

 

UGA Skidaway Institute joins ocean color nanosatellite project

Researchers at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography have partnered with the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) and others in an ambitious project to use a dedicated nanosatellite to study ocean color. The nanosatellite, the SeaHawk-1 CubeSat, is about the size of a loaf of bread and weighs less than 11 pounds.… Read more »

 

DolMICROBE completes first full cruise – A blog post

Doliolideers and friends, Our first full DolMICROBE cruise is in the books! After months of waiting, training, and equipment testing, we finally received the green light to mount a full-scale research expedition on the R/V Savannah on April 5 & 6, 2021.The problem has been that, because of COVID-related safety precautions, we have not been… Read more »