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image: sunset at Lake Santeetlah in Great Smoky Mountains.

May 13, 2024

“Mountains to Sea” Fellows Study Climate Change, Coastal Flooding, and More

North Carolina Sea Grant, the North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute, and the Urban Water Consortium have selected new “Mountains to Sea” research fellows who are focusing on coastal and freshwater resources across the state.

trash floating in water

Sep 21, 2023

National Marine Debris Challenge Competition Open: Sea Grant Program Collaboration Required

North Carolina partners interested in the latest round of NOAA Sea Grant funding for the Marine Debris Challenge Competition must contact North Carolina Sea Grant, as letters of intent are the first step and must be submitted by a Sea Grant program. 

A man with in scuba diving gear is underwater

Aug 15, 2023

NC Sea Grant to Fund UNCW Student Team Looking at Climate Impacts on Reefs

Students from the University of North Carolina Wilmington are recipients of North Carolina Sea Grant’s Resilience Team Competition funding for a new study of the resilience of reef ecosystems in light of climate change.

Colleen leans into the water to collect surface water samples.

Aug 7, 2023

NC Space Grant and Sea Grant Announce New Joint Fellow

North Carolina Space Grant and Sea Grant are pleased to announce the programs’ 2023-24 joint research fellow. Colleen Brown, a Ph.D. student at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s Center for Marine Science, is studying water quality in the Lower Cape Fear River Watershed.  

image: Neuse River during winter.

Jul 7, 2023

New Research To Focus on Contaminants in East Coast Waterways

"North Carolina Sea Grant is proud to be a key collaborator on emerging contaminants research," notes Frank López, NC Sea Grant extension director. "These new projects will provide research and outreach tools that we and others along the East Coast will use and/or adapt."