science research

Fall black gill cruise rolls out new research

The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography entered the fourth year of its black gill research program with a daylong cruise on board the Research Vessel Savannah and the introduction of a new smartphone app that will allow shrimpers to help scientists collect data on the problem. Led by UGA scientists Marc Frischer, Richard… Read more »

 

Black gill TV story

We had a cruise yesterday that had two purposes — to collect data and samples for the black gill research project, and also to provide  a group of K-12 teachers an up-close-and-personal look at marine field research. We also had two TV reporters along. Here is the report from WTOC’s Marla Rooker. http://www.wtoc.com/story/32211236/black-gill-continues-to-impact-georgia-shrimp  

 

Video — UGA Skidaway Institute scientists complete sea level study on Georgia coast

Sea level is projected to rise at least one meter by 2100. Where will that water go and how will it change the Georgia coastal ecosystem? University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clark Alexander and Georgia Southern University researcher Christine Hladik are attempting to answer those questions. https://youtu.be/vNFrxb4cytU

 

Three Skidaway scientists approved for Georgia Sea Grant funding

Three of our scientists have received funding approval for their research from Georgia Sea Grant. Here is the release from UGA. Georgia Sea Grant awards over $800,000 in funding toward coastal research November 12, 2015 Writer: Lee Redding Contact: Mark Risse Athens, Ga. – The Georgia Sea Grant College Program at the University of Georgia… Read more »

 

Skidaway Institute scientist shares Gulf oil spill research grant

University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Catherine Edwards is part of a research team that has received an $18.8 million grant to continue studies of natural oil seeps and track the impacts of the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. Known as ECOGIG-2 or “Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and… Read more »

 

Skidaway scientist Dana Savidge promoted

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 »

 

Skidaway Institute expands coastal radar system

The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography is expanding its coastal radar system with the addition of a new send-receive station on Jekyll Island. The radar system, called WERA, is used to study surface ocean currents on Georgia’s continental shelf and out as far as the Gulf Stream. The Jekyll Island unit is the third station in… 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 »