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Coastal Studies Institute Open House Jan. 20

A northeast view of the research and education building located on the CSI campus site. Photo: Contributed

WANCHESE — Tour the campus and facilities during an open house of the University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan, 20.

In addition to seeing the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED gold certified CSI campus and facilities, located about a mile from the U.S. 64 and N.C. 345 intersection, visitors can learn about current research and education programs, take part in family friendly activities and interact with faculty and staff.

The Coastal Studies Institute is an inter-disciplinary research and education institute focusing on placed based research in five main program areas.

Research programs include the following:

  • Coastal Engineering and Renewable Ocean Energy
  • Coastal Processes
  • Estuarine Ecology & Human Health
  • Maritime Heritage
  • Public Policy & Coastal Sustainability

UNC CSI is administered by East Carolina University in partnership with UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, UNC Wilmington and Elizabeth City State University.

It is the mission of the Coastal Studies Institute to undertake research, offer educational opportunities, provide community outreach programs, and enhance communication among those concerned with the unique history, culture, and environment of the maritime counties of North Carolina.

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