If oil was spewing from an undersea well off the coast of Georgia, the resulting slick would have been tracked by a sophisticated radar system funded by the Georgia Research Alliance. . . .”The GRA has contributed substantially to the development of Skidaway Institute’s high frequency radar capabilities in coastal ocean observations,” said Dana Savidge, the principal scientist on the radar project. True to the mission of the alliance, the funding is aimed at both practical applications and pure research. . . .”Skidaway Institute has also built a reputation in marine molecular studies that has attracted many national and international visiting scientists to visit Georgia and the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography,” he said. Enhancing the reputation of the state’s academic-research institutions like Skidaway, Georgia Tech and Emory University is a major reason the Research Alliance was created.
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