Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

Located on Skidaway Island near Savannah, Georgia, the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SkIO) provides a complex of coastal- and ocean-related educational and research opportunities. School of Biology faculty have laboratory facilities at the Institute. Many SkIO faculty hold adjunct appointments with Georgia Tech schools, including Civil and Environmental Engineering, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and Biology, and actively participate in graduate research and education. SkIO maintains small boats for local studies and the 92-foot R/V Savannah for conducting ocean research. Other unique coastal research facilities include the Bioremediation and Environmental Research Mesocosms (BERM) facility, the Saltmarsh Ecosystem Research Facility (SERF), a large recirculating flume, and the SkIO library, which is the largest in the state devoted almost exclusively to marine sciences. Areas of faculty expertise at SkIO include chemical, physical, and biological oceanography, marine ecology, and marine geology. Visitor and graduate student housing is available on site, providing convenient access to these facilities.