On the weekend of June 11-12, UGA Skidaway Institute interns and grad students had, what for many was the first, opportunity to go to sea on a research cruise. They joined assistant professor Natalie Cohen on the R/V Savannah for a day-long research cruise.
The Georgia General Assembly appropriated $2 million as matching funds to refit of UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography’s Research Vessel Savannah. The appropriation was included in the amended Fiscal Year 2022 state budget signed by Governor Brian Kemp. The $2 million appropriation is only a portion of the cost of the $4.6 million project. The… Read more »
A new collaboration between the University of Georgia and a university in Spain’s Canary Islands will offer fresh opportunities for both research and education for UGA’s faculty and students. UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Sara Rivero-Calle is spearheading the partnership between UGA and the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC). Located off… Read more »
After a pandemic-induced delay of nearly two years, scientists at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography have started their 4-year research project to study how dust in the atmosphere is deposited in the ocean and how that affects chemical and biological processes there. The research team of Clifton Buck, Daniel Ohnemus and Christopher… Read more »
Beginning in 1970, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources built a series of artificial reefs to provide habitat for marine life. However, until recently, there were gaps in some of the key information about those reefs, such as the precise locations of the materials placed on the bottom and water depth over the materials. Now,… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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.