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21 Days at Sea

September 16, 2022

Junior Stephanie Caddell shares how three weeks on a research vessel in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean changed her life.

The Coastal Engineer

August 19, 2022

Since 1987, Rick Luettich has been building systems to protect the coast from environmental hazards and extreme weather events.

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.

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.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

February 12, 2021

About 71 percent of Earth is water. Of that water, 96.5 percent is oceans. So why do most air pollution and emissions studies focus on terrestrial research? An interdisciplinary team of UNC researchers has combined their expertise to determine how much marine-source emissions impact human health and the earth.

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.