Two graduate students who conducted their research at UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography successfully defended their theses this fall and are scheduled to receive their master’s degrees in December.
UGA Skidaway Institute researcher Dana Savidge is leading a team of oceanographers, including Skidway Institute colleague Catherine Edwards, who are trying to understand the mechanisms that drive the exchange of water between the deep ocean and the narrow continental shelf in the area of the Outer Banks. Their project, Processes Driving Exchange at Cape Hatteras,… Read more »
An afternoon of activities, tours and talks will make Skidaway Marine Science Day a can’t-miss event for all ages on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the University of Georgia Skidaway Marine Science Campus, located on the north end of the island (10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, Ga. 31411). The campus-wide… Read more »
Doliolids are tiny marine animals so transparent they are practically invisible. Yet, these rarely seen and little understood organisms are a major driver of the marine ecosystem on continental shelves around the world. University of Georgia researcher Marc Frischer recently completed a major field study in the South Atlantic Bight on the continental shelf off… Read more »
University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clifton Buck will present an Evening @ Skidaway program to describe the science behind the “other carbon problem” — ocean acidification — on Tuesday, August 14, in the McGowan Library on the University of Georgia Skidaway Marine Science Campus (10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA 31411). The… Read more »
The Arctic is experiencing the effects of climate change faster than anywhere on the planet, yet it is one of the least understood regions, due largely to the difficulty of making observations and collecting samples there. With the support of National Science Foundation funding, two University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientists are studying… Read more »
University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Jay Brandes was invited to participate in a congressional briefing titled, “The Ocean Plastic Pollution Problem: Solvable with Science Innovation, and Education.” The briefing was sponsored by the Coalition for Ocean Leadership in conjunction with the House Oceans Caucus and was held in the Rayburn House Office… Read more »
A routine research cruise quickly turned into a lifesaving, nighttime rescue mission for the crew of UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography’s Research Vessel Savannah. On the evening of June 8, the ship rescued two Florida fishermen who were clinging to the hull of their capsized boat in the open ocean approximately ten miles off the… Read more »
While much oceanographic research is still conducted by scientists going to sea in ships, in recent years, new technologies have allowed oceanographers to explore the ocean by using underwater robots. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Catherine Edwards will present an Evening @ Skidaway program to describe her work with robots on Tuesday,… Read more »
University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Julia Diaz has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship. Diaz is joined by 125 other 2018 Sloan Fellows from across the U.S. and Canada.