Data Center Description
The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SkIO) is an autonomous research unit of the University System of Georgia. The mission of the Institute is to provide the State of Georgia with a nationally and internationally recognized center of excellence in marine science. This is achieved through the development of strong internal research programs across a broad range of subdisciplines. Research activities at the Institute are conducted on scales ranging from local economic and environmental issues to global processes and phenomena. In addition, the Skidaway Institute serves regional and state-wide educational and management needs for access to marine research facilities. Although SkIO is not a degree-granting institution, its faculty hold adjunct appointments at System institutions and other universities throughout the US and serve as mentors and advisors for undergraduate and graduate students who will ultimately receive their degrees from their home institution.