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75 years of research and service

June 21, 2022

As the institute celebrates its 75th anniversary, director Rick Luettich discusses the mission of the Institute of Marine Sciences, how the institute evolved and why the research produced through the institute is vital to North Carolina.

Rollover

March 23, 2022

An upcoming performance set on fictional Rollover Island fuses science and art to show the effects of climate change on one coastal community. The Process Series presents a staged reading of the play March 24-25.

A classroom on the Core Sound

January 18, 2022

More than a dozen Tar Heels spent last semester on the coast taking classes and conducting real-world research on a new issue impacting the barrier islands of the Cape Lookout National Seashore.

Into the backcountry

August 16, 2021

This summer, Andrew Buchanan and Owen Ryerson made the arduous trek to the Arrigetch Peaks in remote Alaska to collect rock samples for an independent research project that aims to answer big questions about the mountains.

On the edge of discovery

June 9, 2021

Postdoctoral researcher Stacy Zhang with the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences is on the frontlines of helping navigate challenges facing North Carolina’s coast.