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Evening @ Skidaway: Using Satellites to Explore the Ocean

February 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm EST


The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography will kick off its 2021 Evening @ Skidaway speaker series on February 9th with a program on using satellites to explore the ocean.

Rivero-Calle’s research focuses on microscopic marine plants known as phytoplankton. Rather than collecting samples in research vessels, Rivero-Calle uses miniature satellites to study them from space. The miniature satellite Rivero-Calle has been using is named CubeSat and is only slightly larger than a shoebox.

“With satellites, a whole new world opens up,” Rivero-Calle said. “You can look and take global snapshots of what’s happening in the ocean, which you can’t do if you have to go out in a boat and take your samples.”

Due to restrictions imposed by COVID-19, the talk, titled “Oceanography from Space,” by UGA Skidaway Institute scientist Sara Rivero-Calle will be presented virtually. The program will be presented via Zoom and will begin at 7 p.m.

If you have already RSVP’d for this program, be sure to mark it on your calendar. If you wish to join the presentation but have not responded, send an email to mike.sullivan@skio.uga.edu. You will be sent a link to access the presentation

For additional information, contact Michael Sullivan at (912) 598-2325.


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