Renewable Ocean EnergyResearch Focus Aea
Research Focus Area Overview
Society’s reliance on fossil fuels is not sustainable. Developing novel approaches of generating electrical power without fossil fuel use, is critical. Research related to harnessing energy from the “motion of the ocean” is in its infancy. However, our researchers are examining the possibility of harnessing ocean currents, such as the Gulf Stream, and waves to provide clean energy, as well as the possible environmental implications. This cutting-edge research, including field and modeling approaches, aims to decrease our dependence on fossil fuels while simultaneously providing for the energy needs of an ever-growing coastal population.
Oceanography & Marine Hydrokinetic Energy Ocean Lab
Geosocial Systems Lab
Coastal Engineering & Adaptation
Coastal Marine Processes & Geomorphology Lab
of the Coast
Ecology & Biogeochemistry
in Marine & Coastal
Renewable Ocean Energy News
A small team of researchers recently took advantage of a stint of beautiful weather on the Outer Banks employing the help of both CSI research vessel Miss Caroline and divers to deploy a buoy off of Jennette’s Pier. The buoy will stay in place for one month, while...
It is no doubt that Dr. Lindsay Dubbs has been an integral part of the Coastal Studies Institute since joining the team in 2012. She is now the Co-director of the UNC Institute for the Environment’s Outer Banks Field Site (OBXFS) hosted by CSI, and the Associate...
Written by Lauren Colonair.Physics...but in the Ocean Dr. Mike Muglia has worked at CSI since it was established in 2003. The journey leading him to the institute has been full of many twists and turns since he began studying marine sciences as an undergraduate at the...