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Center For Marine Science

UNCW Among Universities Receiving Instruments for PFAS Research

UNC Wilmington faculty have been equipped with a cutting-edge instrument from the North Carolina Collaboratory and Thermo Fisher Scientific to advance research on the impact of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination on the environment and public health.

CSB Professor, Alum Makes UN Pool of Experts

Dr. Peter Schuhmann has been appointed by the United Nations as a member of the Pool of Experts of the United Nations Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment.

Excavating Evidence of Early Agricultural Engineering

Within the depths of the lower Cape Fear and Brunswick rivers lie remnants of the region's history of rice cultivation and the enslaved West Africans and their descendants, the Gullah Geechee, who worked the fields. A team of researchers is attempting to document that history.

US Secretary of Interior Visits Center for Marine Science

UNCW and the CMS hosted the Honorable Deb Haaland and Liz Klein, Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

Ryan Mieras Awarded $1M for Swash Zone Study 

To better understand how sand is transported in the swash zone, the U.S. Coastal Research Program (USCRP), via the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), is funding a groundbreaking research project led by Dr. Ryan Mieras, UNCW assistant professor of coastal engineering. The nearly $1 million grant ($999,186) includes two collaborating institutions, University of Delaware and University of Texas at Austin.  

Allie Best '23M

UNCW graduate student Allie Best received the North Carolina Sea and Space Grant, a fellowship awarded to students whose research explores challenges facing the state’s coast.

River Sediment Study Published in Science  

The first continent-wide study of its kind, UNCW Professor Joanne Halls’ research sheds new light on the impact of river sediment on the U.S.coastline. 

Tift, Pearson Receive Marine Mammal Commission Grant 

Michael Tift, assistant professor of biology and marine biology, is the lead investigator on a nearly $60,000 grant from the Marine Mammal Commission to examine the physiological impact of climate change on crabeater seals. One of seven grants awarded from 84 proposals, this grant was co-written with UNCW Ph.D. student Anna Pearson, who will perform the bulk of the proposed research. 

A World of Marine Science

Interested in marine science? You’ve come to the right place. UNCW offers many degrees focusing on our oceans and coast. Even if your major isn’t in the sciences, you can choose studies that let you get your feet wet.

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