Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
10 Ocean Science Circle
Savannah, GA 31411
The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SkIO), a multidisciplinary research institution within the University System, is located on a 700 acre campus on Skidaway Island, 16 miles southeast of Savannah. The Institute 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 Skidaway Institute's interdisciplinary and internationally-recognized research faculty.
The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography 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.
The Institute's primary goals are to further understanding of marine and environmental sciences, conduct leading edge research on marine and coastal systems, and train tomorrow's scientists. The campus serves as a gateway to marine environments and helps to integrate marine programs throughout the University System.