Welcome to Skidaway Institute of Oceanography!
Founded in 1968, SkIO is a non-degree-granting campus of the University System of Georgia that catalyzes collaboration in leading-edge research, education and public service and policy in Georgia and the southeastern coastal region. The Institute conducts leading edge research on marine and coastal systems, trains tomorrow's marine scientists, serves as a gateway to marine environments, and integrates University System marine programs. We are committed to excellence in research and education and to the communication of our understanding of marine systems. The goal of the Institute is to create a more knowledgeable citizen capable of appreciating coastal natural environments and the conditions required to sustain them while capitalizing on coastal economic opportunities.
As we enter our 42nd year, these are exciting times on campus. Our research and education activities take us around the globe—from the Arctic to our backyard. We are adding new faculty members, have new instrumental capabilities, and a new research building that opened this spring, built using LEED guidelines. Our collaborations with Savannah State University's graduate program in Marine Science and our joint graduate program in Coastal Science and Engineering with Georgia Institute of Technology – Savannah continue to prosper. Interesting projects are underway, the research fleet remains active and recently was augmented with a new, mid-size platform for shallow coastal studies. The campus is alive with visiting scientists and students. It is a good time for you to become better acquainted with us, and I encourage you to first visit this web site, then consider ways for you to become involved with our programs, and those of our campus partners. I look forward to hearing from you.
James G. Sanders