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Current CoastLines Issue

Fall 2023

In this issue:

  • Corbett’s Corner
  • Student Section: Summer Camp Summation; NSF REU Participants Flourish while on Coastal Campus; OBXFS Welcomes New Cohort of Students
  • Faculty Highlight: Dr. Qubin Qin: A doctor for the ecosystem; Dr. Rosana Ferreira: A visionary program director
  • Research Focus: Making Sense of Remote Sensing: An Overview from the Ground Up
  • NC Renewable Ocean Energy Program Updates: Radar Work; UMERC Conference in New Hampshire; Renewable Energy Representation
  • Fresh Faces: Introducing Samantha Hamilton
  • Community Calendar: Family Programs; ECU Outer Banks Campus Tours; Science on the Sound; NC Renewable Energy Challenge

    Past CoastLines Issues

    Winter 2023

    In this issue:

      Summer 2022

      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 News: 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
        Winter 2022

        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
          • 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
          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.

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                  CSI BOARD OF DIRECTORS

                  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.  Click on the links below for more information.

                  ABOUT THE PROGRAM


                  SMALL-SCALE WAVE TANK

                  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.

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                  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.


                  SUSTAINABLE CAMPUS