We are proud to announce the Winter 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

Thanks and Remembrance

Remembering Anja Sjostrom

A new memorial scholarship

The Coasties are Back

The ECU Semester Experience at the Coast is back and better than ever

Faculty Highlight

Dr. Eric Wade

Research Focus

Researchers from CSI and NCSU Test Underwater Energy Harvesting Kite at Lake Norman

NC Renewable Ocean Energy Program Updates

Waves to Water Prize Drink Stage Finale

Director Reflects on Experiences with Veterans Advanced Energy Fellowship

CSI named a founding partner of the new national DoE Atlantic Marine Energy Center

Fresh Faces

Introducing Nancy Rundhammer

Alumni Accolades

Dr. Jen Cudney

Renewable Ocean Energy Classroom Kits
Upcoming Events

Waves to Water Drink Stage Finale

2022 NC Renewable Energy Challenge

2022 CSI Summer Camps

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.