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 »
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.
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 »
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.
Studying marine animals can be incredibly difficult, and the smaller the creature, the more difficult it can be. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Adam Greer will examine the challenges and some new, high-tech solutions in a virtual Evening @ Skidaway program, “The Secret Life of Ocean Critters,” via YouTube on Tuesday, May… Read more »