Earthquakes are everyday occurrences around the world but represent a fundamental force that is reconfiguring the shape of the land and oceans. UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Clark Alexander explore the science of earthquakes in a virtual Evening @ Skidaway program “I’m all shook up – earthquakes and tsunamis” presented via YouTube on Tuesday,… Read more »
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.
The UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography Open Lab Night, scheduled for Aug. 24, has been cancelled because of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and the risk this may pose to participants. The Open Lab Night program will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
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 »
The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and the UGA Marine Institute will be featured on the PBS program, “Changing Seas.” Produced by PBS South Florida affiliate WPBT, “Changing Seas” is entering its 13th season. The second episode, “At the Water’s Edge: The Salt Marsh,” features UGA scientists and will air in South Florida… Read more »
Marine robots can be used to map and track marine life that are important to fisheries managers in areas like Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Catherine Edwards will discuss the use of robots and artificial intelligence in a virtual Evening @ Skidaway program, “Alexa, Map Fish Habitats!… Read more »
The science behind our changing climate is complex. However, since the 19th century scientists have known that byproducts of the Industrial Age have physical properties that influence global temperature. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Clifton Buck will examine the science and the controversies behind climate change in a virtual Evening @ Skidaway… Read more »
Cruise Log May 11 – 12, 2021 – DolMICROBE07 ‘We saw the phytoplankton, but we couldn’t see the phytoplankton’
by Jeremy E. Schreier UGA Marine Sciences Ph.D. Student It would not be field work without having to quickly adapt to rapidly changing scenarios – uncertainty always looming around the corner. A deteriorating weather forecast predicted rough seas not ideal for sampling, yet weather is not enough to completely stop scientific research.
The COVID-19 pandemic threw a gigantic monkey wrench into John Bichy’s plans and expectations for a successful year for the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography’s Research Vessel Savannah. As marine superintendent, Bichy is responsible for scheduling and managing the 92-foot long research ship.
We had some technical issues beyond our control with the livestream portion of our May 18 Evening @ Skidaway program, “The Secret Lives of Ocean Critters.” However, we did record the presentation, and it is available on the UGA Skidaway Institute YouTube channel.