People

  • Susan White Links Space Research, NC Coast

    As director of NC Sea Grant, NC Space Grant and the state’s Water Resources Research Institute, Susan White finds ways to put emerging technology to work researching the state’s coast.

  • Willis: Climate Change Threatens Economy

    Rachel Willis, a UNC professor in the American Studies department, is an advocate for the world’s transportation infrastructure to work with, not against, climate change and sea level rise.

  • Rick Luettich and the Science of Storm Surge

    Rick Luettich, director of the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, has turned his lifelong fascination with water movement into a career as a well-known expert on storm surge, but he’s still working on better prediction methods.

  • CMAST Sea Turtle Doctor Shares Expertise

    Dr. Craig Harms of N.C. State’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology in Morehead City is not only one of the area’s top experts on how to diagnose and treat sick and injured sea turtles, he helped write the book.

  • Growing Club Sets Its Sights on the Stars

    The Crystal Coast Stargazers Club, which formed about a year ago and has grown to about 150 members, meets frequently at various sites in Carteret County to view the night sky.

  • Our Coast’s People: Bland Simpson

    A UNC professor, author, musician and lifelong steward of the coast, Bland Simpson has been actively involved with the North Carolina Coastal Federation for much of its 35-year history.

  • Geodynamics: Mapping Beaches, Inlets

    Coastal processes, such as erosion, accretion and channel migration, can be complex, but a Carteret County firm has technology and tools to make clear what’s happening.

  • John Fussell: Bird Watcher, Bird Defender

    John Fussell turned his childhood fascination with birds into a career, defending and protecting their habitats, and after decades in the field, he still loves his “fine feathered friends.”