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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.

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.

From Marine to marine scientist

May 11, 2021

Graduating master’s student Jonathan Lucas traded his military fatigues and boots for wetsuits and waders to return to school and earn a master’s degree in marine sciences.

An Active Storm Season

June 19, 2020

June 1 marked the start of the 2020 hurricane season — and it’s slated to be an active one. In this Q&A, UNC researcher Rick Luettich talks about this year’s above-average hurricane forecast.

Helping a coastal town monitor water quality

November 6, 2019

A doctoral student’s innovative design project is helping the North Carolina town of Beaufort keep a check on water quality issues in creeks and streams using inexpensive monitoring stations. The health of North Carolina’s coastal watersheds are essential for industries like tourism and fishing.