The RENCI Engagement Center at ECU operated from 2007-2013. This website is an archive of the research and engagement activity over those years. Several of our projects continue at ECU. For instance, see the NC Coastal Atlas ( for current news and information. This site is no longer being updated. Parties interested in these projects and ongoing related activities may contact Dr. Tom Allen, past Director of RENCI@ECU at



The AVO Node is an ensemble of resources, including multimedia large-format displays, presentation and interactive environments, and interfaces with middleware and visualization environments. Using the AVO Node, audio and video teleconferencing can be combined with shared computation. Visualization and multimedia channels provide a rich virtual venue for group-to-group interactions and sharing of information among remotely located participants in real time.