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Surveyor and storyteller

December 21, 2022

Anna Atencio was a member of the first Chancellor’s Science Scholars cohort. Now she helps tell the unseen story below the seafloor as a geophysicist on the coast of North Carolina.

Nepal round three

October 10, 2022

An interdisciplinary team made its third trip to Nepal to study the effects of climate change on the pristine Gokyo Lakes. Once again the researchers faced daunting challenges, logged some major successes and learned new lessons about adaptability, flexibility and resilience when conducting fieldwork in challenging environments.

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.