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  • David Lagomasino (foreground) and Anya Leach (far right) amidst a "ghost forest" with other members of their team.

    Ghost Forests of the Everglades Reveal Impacts from Irma

    ECU Department of Coastal Studies assistant scientist David Lagomasino and Coastal Studies Institute research technician Anya Leach recently visited the Florida Keys and Everglades National Park to examine the extent of mangrove mortality after Hurricane Irma. The two were part of an interagency collaboration, joining researchers from Florida International University, University of Maryland, NASA Goddard …Read More

  • Students show the world their work together from Jockey's Ridge. Though unable to be with their friends from UAE, the students were thinking of them as they flew.

    ECU Art Students Find “Connection”

    Due to a change in their international travel plans for spring break, students from the ECU School of Art and Design (SoAD) recently found themselves on the ECU Outer Banks Campus. Though usually one thinks of science-related content when they visit CSI, these students were here for an art class! The honors course, UAE: Field …Read More

  • Morley especially enjoys his fieldwork which includes collecting data for fish species.

    Jim Morley Brings Shrimp and Sheepshead Studies to CSI

    Jim Morley, a new assistant scientist at CSI and assistant professor in the Department of Biology at ECU, is excitedly anticipating all the possibilities of the work to come here at the Coastal Studies Institute on the ECU Outer Banks Campus. While his work has been based in North Carolina for quite some time now, …Read More

  • Some of the students took a break from their work to pose with their oscillating wave column before it went into the tank.

    NCA&T Ocean Design Class Visits CSI to Test Oscillating Wave Column

    ­­ On February 25, 15 mechanical engineering students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCA&T), visited the ECU Outer Banks Campus to put their oscillating wave column to the test in CSI’s wave tank. The students are part of Dr. Michael Atkinson’s Ocean Energy Senior Design course, a new class offering at NCA&T …Read More

  • The students of the ECU OBX Semester Experience at the Coast pose for a photo at Jennette's Pier during their field trip on February 13, 2020.

    ECU Students Visit Beach for First OBX Semester Experience Field Trip

    The history of the Outer Banks beaches is filled with stories of storms, erosion, and renourishment projects. When drastic events occur almost anyone can tell that their favorite beach spot has changed, but for some time scale variations of the landscape are often harder to notice without some sort of documentation. That is where ECU …Read More

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