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Center For Marine Science

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. 

Coral Researchers Receive Global CORDAP Grants

Four UNCW faculty will receive nearly $2 million to advance their research to help save the world’s endangered coral reefs. The Coral Research and Development Accelerator Platform (CORDAP), a global organization formed by 17 of the Group of Twenty (G20) nations, awarded UNCW two of 14 grants totaling $18 million to fast-track worldwide research and development for coral conservation and restoration.  

UNCW Studying Frying Pan Shoals as Possible Offshore Sand Source

Dr. Joe Long, director of UNC Wilmington's Coastal Engineering program, and UNCW researchers will take dozens of trips to Frying Pan Shoals to collect oceanographic measurements, biological samples and geological surveys that will help the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management understand the shoal ecology.

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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Center for Marine Science

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