The Environmental Sample Processor (ESP) is an autonomous biological sensor that extracts microbial DNA and measures gene abundances at sea. A month-long deployment of the ESP is underway to investigate the bacterial genes that drive volatile sulfur release from the ocean surface. A UGA Marine Sciences team (including Ph.D. student Brent Nowinski, shown here) is collaborating with scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and the University of South Alabama in this NSF-funded study.
Exploring Climate Change
UGA marine scientists are involved in understanding how climate change affects the oceans.
A science platform for coastal and shelf waters in the southeast.
Birds at Sapelo Island
Either seasonally or permanently, shorebirds and indigenous species call this island home
Salt Marsh Ecosystems
Understanding the effects of a changing environment on salt marshes.
Exploring the deep
Exploring the deep ocean of the Gulf of Mexico using Alvin.