Welcome ECU to the Fall 2021 semester!  It’s an exciting time to be a Pirate!

As the semester really ramps up, sometimes we need a little lift, a spring in our step, a quick break…well, let us help!  Check out some of the exciting happenings and how you can get involved inside the virtual pages of our new issue of CoastLines, the newsletter for ECU’s Integrated Coastal Programs. 

In this issue:

  • Corbett’s Corner – Growth and Excitement on the OBX
  • CSI Summer Camps Successfully Return
  • Students Reflect on Summer Internships
    • Vega Sproul, NCSU Engineering
    • Cora McQuaid, ECU Engineering
  • Welcome Students – Fall 2021 UNC’s OBX Field Site
  • Faculty Highlight – Dr. Teresa Ryan
  • Research Highlight –  Updates from the Fisheries Ecology Lab
  • Fresh Faces – Meet new members of the ICP/CSI Team
  • Upcoming Events & Other Announcements
    • Semester Experience at the Coast
    • New Podcast Alert!
    • Meet the Scientist
    • And Speaking of YouTube…

Click on the button below to read the newsletter.

Led by East Carolina University (ECU), The Coastal Studies Institute is a multi-institutional research and educational partnership of the UNC System including North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC Wilmington, and Elizabeth City State University.


Based at the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI), the North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program (NCROEP) advances inter-disciplinary marine energy solutions across UNC System partner colleges of engineering at NC State University, UNC Charlotte, and NC A&T University.


ECU's Integrated Coastal Programs (ECU ICP) is a leader in coastal and marine research, education, and engagement.   ECU ICP includes the Coastal Studies Institute, ECU's Department of Coastal Studies, and ECU Diving and Water Safety.


The faculty and staff at the Coastal Studies Institute come from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, as well as departments and organizations including ECU Department of Biology, ECU Department of Coastal Studies, NC Sea Grant, the North Carolina Renewable Energy Program, and the UNC Institute for the Environment.


Tour the ECU Outer Banks Campus and learn about the research, education, and engagement projects of CSI and ECU Integrated Coastal Programs through our 360 virtual tour.


The ECU Outer Banks campus is home to the Coastal Studies Institute.
Located on Roanoke Island along the banks of the second largest estuary
in the United States, this coastal campus spans 213 acres of marshes, scrub wetlands, forested wetlands, and estuarine ecosystems.