Geological oceanography is the study of sediments and rocks within the marine environment. Faculty in UGA Marine Sciences study paleoceanography and examine processes affecting the sediments and stratigraphy of coastal environments and the continental margin and how these processes affect communities of marine organisms. We study both contemporary and ancient environments using field studies and computer models to understand how these systems have responded to change, and predict how similar systems today will change in the future.
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.
Engaging and educating students and citizens about Georgia's coasts and the world's oceans.
Exploring Climate Change
UGA marine scientists are involved in understanding how climate change affects the oceans.
Birds at Sapelo Island
Either seasonally or permanently, shorebirds and indigenous species call this island home