Institute for Coastal Science and Policy

East Carolina University


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A Note from the Director


In an era of sea-level rise and climate change, coupled with unprecedented human expansion into coastal environments, we have much to learn about the coasts and not much time in which to learn it.  ICSP works to understand North Carolina coastal systems so that the problems and opportunities associated with them can be addressed successfully, applying that knowledge to meeting our needs for a sustainable future.  In doing so, we train students in both the specific lessons of the coastal region, and in the techniques of natural and social science applied to coastal environments.  Through both our research and educational program, we intend to provide direct service to the community whenever possible, testing knowledge gained through research against the real-world challenges met every day along the coasts.


Dr. John D. Rummel