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Cutting edge survey charts Georgia’s artificial reefs

 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 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 »

 

Hurricanes and tsunamis the focus of Evening @ Skidaway program

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 »

 

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.

 

Open Lab Night Cancelled

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.

 

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 »

 

Skidaway Institute, UGA, featured in PBS series

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 »

 

Evening @ Skidaway – Climate Change, June 8

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 »