We are proud to announce the Summer 2022 issue of the ECU Integrated Coastal Programs Newsletter, CoastLines.

Stay up to date on the research, education, and outreach programs of ECU ICP and the Coastal Studies Institute.

In This Issue

Corbett’s Corner
Student Section

Summer Camp Recap

A Summer to Remember- REU Students Thrive at the Coast

 Outer Banks Field Site Students Dip Their Toes in at CSI and Buxton Woods

Research Focus

Did You Hear That? ECU Acoustics and Vibrations Lab makes waves on the Outer Banks.

Faculty Highlight

Welcome, Stu Hamilton

NC Renewable Ocean Energy Program Updates

Waves to Water Prize and HERO WEC

Notes from Atlantic Marine Energy Center Universe

As ETIPP Welcomes Cohort Two, CSI team visits Cooperativa Hidroeléctrica de la Montaña.

Community Calendar

Science on the Sound

‘WAS HERE’ Artist Talk and Public Deinstallation

First-Ever CSI BioBlitz

Open House 2023

World Oceans Day

A Poem by Anja Sjostrom

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.