The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SkIO) is a multidisciplinary research institution located on a 700 acre campus on Skidaway Island, 16 miles southeast of Savannah. SkIO sits on the banks of the Skidaway River, with access to a diverse range of estuarine and coastal habitats. Its remote pristine location, convenient to coastal and ocean waters, guarantees a constant influx of visiting scientists and students seeking access to state-of-the-art research facilities, accessible research locations, and opportunities for collaboration with SkIO's interdisciplinary and internationally-recognized research faculty.
SkIO was created in 1967 by a commission of the Georgia General Assembly and was given the mandate to conduct research in all fields of oceanography and marine sciences. In 1971, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography was transferred to the University System to serve as a base of operations and central facility for marine interests within the University System. In 2013, SkIO merged with The University of Georgia. SkIO faculty members are part of the Department of Marine Sciences at UGA.
Dr. Jim Sanders, Director
Skidaway Odum School of Oceanography
10 Ocean Science Circle
Savannah, GA 31411