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Past CoastLines Issues

Fall 2021

In this issue:

  • Corbett’s Corner – Growth and Excitement on the OBX
  • CSI Summer Camps Successfully Return
  • Students Reflect on Summer Internships
  • 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
    Spring 2021

    In this issue:

    • Corbett’s Corner: The World is your Oyster – A message from the Dean of ICP
    • Academic Programs
    • Student Internship Reflections: An Experience for Growth and Maturity by Chanel Sturdivant; Where there’s a will, there’s a way by Marco Agostini
      • Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Rachel Gittman
      • Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Susan Lovelace
      • Research Highlight:  Scientists Set Sights on Sea and Sky for Recently Published Papers
      • North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Updates: Desalinated Water Coming to a Pier Near You; Supporting Energy Resilience on the Outer Banks; Let’s go fly a kite
        • Education & Outreach: Meet the Scientist; Summer Camps
          Fall 2020

          In this issue:

          • Corbett’s Corner – A message from the Dean of ICP
          • Power to the People:  Bringing Technical Assistance to Remote and Island Communities to Transform their Energy Systems
          • Hats Off to Dr. Sid Mitra
          • Outer Banks Field Site Adapts During COVID-19
          • Dr. Andy Keeler: A Fond Farewell to Our Quick-Witted Friend
          • Research Highlight –  Oyster Reefs and the Law of Attraction
          • Research Highlight – Tools of the Trade: New and Updated Research Capacity
          • ECU Outer Banks Campus Virtual Tour
          • Upcoming Events: Meet the Scientist; 2021 Blue Heron Bowl
          Spring 2020

          In this issue:

          • Powering the Blue Economy: ECU ICP, CSI and Jennette’s Pier Partner with NREL and DOE on Waves to Water Renewable Energy Competition
          • Semester Experience at the Coast: An Educational Adventure
          • Research Highlight – Nature vs. Nature: An Adaptation Strategy
          • Research Highlight –  Coastal Fellows Initiative: Ideas meet Collaboration
          • Upcoming Event: 2020 Virtual Summer Camp
          Winter 2020

          In this issue:

          • Corbett’s Corner
          • Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nadine Heck
          • Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Sid Narayan
          • Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jim Morley
          • Open House
          • Research Highlight: Sargassum
          • Science on the Sound
          • Summer Camps
          Summer 2019

          In this issue:

          • Corbett’s Corner
          • New Faculty Hires
          • Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Kimberly Rogers
          • Faculty Spotlight: Dr. David Lagomasino
          • Faculty Spotlight: George Bonner
          • Semester Experience at the Coast
          • Research Highlight: Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Currituck Sound
          • Science on the Sound

          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.

          MEET THE TEAM

          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.

          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.