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Savannah State University

  • SSULProject Director: Dionne Hoskin-Brown, Ph.D.
    Phone: (912) 358-4289 | Email: hoskins@savannastate.edu


    Department | Faculty | Students | REU


    Since the B. S. program was founded in 1979, Savannah State University (SSU) has established a formidable record of success of its B.S. degree program in marine sciences, which focuses on marine ecology, water quality, and fisheries. The University implemented the first M.S. degree program in Marine Sciences located on the Georgia coast in the fall of 2002 and has graduated 22 M.S. students since then.  SSU’s first research vessel, trawls, and grabs were supplied through NOAA efforts.  Current marine science facilities include a 6,000 square-foot marine biology facility with a saltwater dock (includes a 60-foot floating section and pump for the wet-laboratory sea water supply), and three vessels (a 35-foot twin-diesel work boat, a Boston whaler, and a pontoon boat).

    Since the LMRCSC was created, SSU has added an additional faculty position, bringing it to a total of six, and a two-year aquarium certification program. The university’s value to marine science education in the state was bolstered by a 2010 congressional appropriation that funded a new 36’ diesel vessel and an on-campus boat launch.


    Mailing Address: 
    Marine Sciences Program
    Marine Science Research Building
    3219 College St. 
    Savannah, GA 31404
    Phone: (912) 358-4101
    Fax: (912) 358-4604



  • NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
    (410) 651-7870
    Award numbers: FY 2016 Award #NA16SEC4810007 
    Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)
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