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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.

image: Swiss vista with a glacier.

Apr 9, 2024

Coastwatch Covers New Findings on Sea Level Rise and Coastal NC Land Elevations 

The Spring 2024 issue of Coastwatch magazine reports new findings that show accelerating sea level rise is outpacing increases in land elevations along coastal North Carolina. As a result, the state faces an unavoidable loss of over 98,000 acres of saltmarsh by 2100.

Mar 10, 2022

Study: U.S. Flood Damage Risk Is Underestimated

Recent flood maps from the Federal Emergency Management Agency might not capture the full extent of flood risk, according to research by a team from NC State University. The study was supported by the U.S. Geological Survey Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center and North Carolina Sea Grant.

Mar 1, 2022

NC Sea Grant Announces Winners of the Coastal Resilience Team Competition

Students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected to receive funding in North Carolina Sea Grant’s first Coastal Resilience Team Competition. The team will collaborate on the project: Incorporating Ecosystem Services into Flood-Resilience Planning in New Bern, North Carolina.

Spencer Rogers.

Dec 1, 2021

Spencer Rogers Earns Sea Grant Network Extension Honor

Spencer Rogers of NC Sea Grant earned national honors from the national Sea Grant Extension Assembly and the Sea Grant Association. Rogers was presented the William Q. Wick Award for extension programming on coastal hazards and resilience.