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East Carolina University

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The goal of the Institute is to enhance understanding of the complex interactions between human behavior and the marine environment and its resources, and to draw on this understanding to develop sound public policy.

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East Carolina University

Greenville, NC 27858-4353



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Congratulations to Andrea Dell’Apa on receiving the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.  He will be working in NOAA-NMFS’s Office of Management and Budget as the NOAA Healthy Oceans Goal Analyst.  More information here and here.

Dave Kimmel is the recipient of ECU’s FiveYear Achievement Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activity.  His presentation will be March 6, 4:00pm at the East Carolina Heart Institute Auditorium.  Read more about Dave’s research here.

Follow the current adventures, including spectacular photos of the research team led by Reide Corbett here from the Antarctic Continent.  His team is already there and he will join them on Feb. 10.  They will blog through March.

Congratulations to Michelle Covi on her new position at Old Dominion University as Climate Adaptation & Resilience Assistant Professor of Practice.

Jeff Johnson received the 2014 Simmel Award at the annual Sunbelt Social Networks Conference.  He was the keynote speaker at this year’s conference.  Georg Simmel was a key precursor of social network analysis.  

Read about Dave Kimmel’s research linking oyster abundance and climate variability.  Article here.

Chuck Bangley, CRM student, has two articles in the current issue of Coastwatch, the publication of N.C. Sea Grant.  Read them here and here.