The oceans cover 71% of the Earth’s surface. Certain aspects of ocean circulation, element distributions, and biological activity are changing at unprecedented rates. This course provides an introduction to basic oceanography and presents an overview of some of the key local, regional, and global scale changes occurring in the ocean. We will also discuss the potential impacts of these changes and what can be done to reverse present trends.
Exploring Climate Change
UGA marine scientists are involved in understanding how climate change affects the oceans.
Exploring the deep
Exploring the deep ocean of the Gulf of Mexico using Alvin.
Salt Marsh Ecosystems
Understanding the effects of a changing environment on salt marshes.
Birds at Sapelo Island
Either seasonally or permanently, shorebirds and indigenous species call this island home
Research into the marine systems of the world takes us to remote locations.