Climate / Weather
October 30, 2013 | Events on Campus
Environmental Ethics at UGA celebrates 30 years with lecture on ‘Water Reimagined’
Author Charles Fishman will give a free public lecture on "Water Re-imagined" Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. in the Mahler Auditorium of the University of Georgia Georgia Center for Continuing Education. The event will include the lecture, a question and answer session and a book signing.
September 30, 2013 | General News
Sea Grant, UGA help communities plan for future
Georgia Sea Grant, a public service and outreach unit of the University of Georgia, and North Carolina Sea Grant are launching a project to help St. Marys and Hyde County, N.C., plan for sea level rise, increased coastal flooding and intensified storm surges.
September 30, 2013 | Research News
Alber named UGA Marine Institute director
University of Georgia professor of marine sciences Merryl Alber will become director of the University of Georgia Marine Institute at Sapelo Island, effective Oct. 1.
September 17, 2013 | Research News
UGA Skidaway Institute participates in Gliderpalooza 2013
More than a dozen underwater robotic vehicles called "gliders" will be launched simultaneously this month in a massive, cooperative project involving 10 east coast research institutions, including the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. Dubbed Gliderpalooza 2013, the fleet of gliders will cruise the waters of the east coast for several weeks, collecting data that could help improve future hurricane forecasts.
August 15, 2013 | General News
‘Coastal Connections’ program focuses on threats to the Georgia coast
Skidaway Island, Ga. - Threats to the Georgia coast, ranging from hurricanes to sea level rise, will be the topic of a Ships of the Sea Museum "Coastal Connections" lecture program on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the museum's North Garden. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Clark Alexander will present the lecture.
August 1, 2013 | Research News
As climate, disease links become clearer, study highlights need to forecast future shifts
Climate change is affecting the spread of infectious diseases worldwide, according to an international team of leading disease ecologists, with serious impacts to human health and biodiversity conservation. Writing in the journal Science, they propose that modeling the way disease systems respond to climate variables could help public health officials and environmental managers predict and mitigate the spread of lethal diseases.
June 4, 2013 | Honors & Awards
UGA Costa Rica wins sustainability award
The University of Georgia Costa Rica recently was honored by GoAbroad.com with the 2013 Innovation in Sustainability Award at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators annual conference in St. Louis.
June 3, 2013 | Honors & Awards
Shepherd named inaugural UGA Athletic Association Professor in Social Sciences
Professor of geography and research meteorologist J. Marshall Shepherd has been appointed the inaugural Athletic Association Professor in the Social Sciences at the University of Georgia. The special appointment was made by the Board of Regents at their May 2013 meeting and became effective immediately.
May 31, 2013 | Research News
UGA to host international conference on environmental contamination
On the afternoon of March 11, 2011, a magnitude-9.0 earthquake spawned a massive tsunami off the coast of Japan that slammed into the island nation's eastern seaboard, devastating homes and buildings for miles and killing nearly 18,000 people. As the water receded and rescue efforts began, international attention quickly turned to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, where three reactors suffered meltdowns, releasing dangerous radioactive material into the environment.
May 6, 2013 | Research News
UGA’s Salty Dawg to retrieve data from under the sea
The University of Georgia will launch its first robotic submersible later this year, joining a growing number of research institutions that use the efficient and cost-saving instruments to explore the oceans.
April 1, 2013 | Honors & Awards
Two UGA Honors students named 2013 Udall Scholars
Two University of Georgia Honors students were among 50 students nationwide who were awarded 2013 Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Scholarships. The scholarships of up to $5,000 are awarded annually to outstanding sophomores and juniors pursuing careers focused on environmental or Native American public policy.
March 15, 2013 | General News
Short film by UGA ecology student to screen at Savannah film festival
A short film by Virginia Schutte, a doctoral student in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, has been accepted into the Beneath the Waves Film Festival. The 2013 festival kicks off March 20-24 in Savannah and features documentaries from around the world that highlight marine science and related issues.
March 6, 2013 | Research News
Using Facebook, researchers analyze debris after tornadoes
After tornadoes touched down in the Southeast on April 27, 2011, many people in the storm's path did the most logical thing they could—they posted images of the aftermath on Facebook.
February 28, 2013 | Events on Campus
2013 EcoFocus Film Festival set for March 20-24 in Athens
The Artic documentary "Chasing Ice" will officially open the 2013 EcoFocus Film Festival March 21 at Ciné. An initiative of the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology now in its sixth year, EcoFocus features top-quality full-length, short and children's films that address pressing environmental issues.
February 7, 2013 | General News
EcoFocus Film Festival expands to Jekyll Island
For five years, the EcoFocus Film Festival has brought premiere environmental films to Athens. This year the festival will debut a film on Jekyll Island for coastal Georgia audiences, thanks to support from Georgia Sea Grant, the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service, the Jekyll Island Authority and the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve's Coastal Training Program.