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Written by Lauren Colonair.Scientific research using interdisciplinary methods is a fast-growing approach that integrates natural and social science into the pursuit of knowledge. A great example of this method is the work of Dr. Kimberly G....
Written by Lauren Colonair. Over the past few months, the Public Engagement and Outreach team at the Coastal Studies Institute has been working to bring the experiences of CSI to the virtual realm. Before the era of social distancing, CSI provided many programs and...
Written by Lauren Colonair. My journey with the UNC Institute for the Environment Outer Banks Field Site (OBXFS) program started three years ago, in a first-year environmental class. I cannot recall which class, or even which semester I was in when I heard the...
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A Bigger Vision
The Coastal Studies Institute is one facet of ECU’s Integrated Coastal Programs (ICP). This college-level academic unit is the umbrella organization for coastal and marine sciences at ECU. ICP brings together scientists and researchers across ECU’s campuses and integrates the fields of engineering, health, natural, and social sciences. ECU’s Integrated Coastal Programs are dedicated to transdisciplinary research, high-quality academic programs, and meaningful community engagement. The program uses an interdisciplinary approach and scientific advances to provide effective solutions to complex problems while helping coastal communities, ecosystems, and economies thrive.