Event Information

What: Mid-Atlantic Sea Grant Regional Meeting
When: March 27 to 29, 2018
Where: Corolla, N.C.

Join North Carolina Sea Grant along with other mid-Atlantic regional partners in discussing critical coastal issues.


Cost to attend is $150 per person. This includes one buffet dinner ticket. Additional dinner tickets may be added for guests.

Online registration available here.


Detailed agenda to come.

Daily highlights:

March 27:

1 to 5 p.m. Check-in

2 to 4 p.m. Field Trips: Advanced registration is required.

5 to 8 p.m. Welcome Reception at Hampton Inn

March 28:

7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast at Hampton Inn

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m Plenary Sessions and Breakouts: Box lunches provided during Awards Ceremony at lunch

5 to 7 p.m. Free time

7  p.m. Buffet Dinner at Hampton Inn

March 29:

7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast at Hampton Inn

7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Opportunities for informal group discussion

8:30 to 11:45 a.m. Plenary Sessions

11:45 a.m. Closing Remarks and safe travels home

Hotel room check-out must be completed by 11 a.m. 

Field Trips

Registration is required — and will be available on the overall meeting registration page. Field trips are held at no charge. Carpooling to sites is encouraged. Links below provide general information about our partners and locations. For more information about our specific visits to these locations, contact Jack Thigpen of North Carolina Sea Grant at jack_thigpen@ncsu.edu.

  1. Audubon’s Pine Island Sanctuary in Corolla, N.C. Learn more about the sanctuary’s involvement in a collaborative research project supported by Sea Grant NC State’s William R. Kenan Jr. Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science.
  2. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research Facility at Duck, N.C.
  3. Corolla Wild Horse Tours


The meeting will be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites Outer Banks.

Lodging reservations must be made by phone, not online, at 252-453-6565. Hotel link above provides directions and hotel facility information, but it will not provide the group rate.

Rate: We have reserved a block of rooms at a rate of $99 + tax for the nights of March 27 and 28, 2018. Only N.C. state employees are state sales tax exempt.

All rates are subject to the prevailing local and state taxes. Currently, hotel taxes total 12.75% and are subject to change.

The Hampton Inn & Suites does not guarantee specific room type availability. Requests will be accommodated to the best of the hotel’s availability. Hotel check-in time is 4 p.m. on the day of arrival. Check-out time is 11:00 a.m. on the day of departure.


In an effort to be good stewards of the environment, North Carolina Sea Grant wants to ensure the most sustainable practices are in place for our conference. We are requesting that all of our attendees do their part to help promote this standard as well. There are many opportunities to pitch in, including:

  • Consider carpooling to the conference and other related events.
  • Bring your own reusable beverage cup with you to the conference.
  • Turn off any unnecessary lighting or personal equipment during the conference.

Local Links

Currituck County Visitor’s Bureau  

Outer Banks Catch

NCDOT Travel Tips