Science

  • Gauges Added to Improve Flood Prediction

    The Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership recently funded three new gauges for the state Flood Inundation Mapping and Alert Network to help better predict flooding in the low-lying northeast region.

  • UNC Institute Shows Off Renovated Lab

    Coastal researchers and UNC officials recently gave invited guests an up-close look at the newly refurbished wet labs at the university’s Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City.

  • Research Helps Survival of Released Fish

    Researchers at N.C. State’s Center for Marine Science and Technology have been studying caught and released fish to better estimate death rates and improve their odds for survival.

  • Currituck Marsh Focus for Resilience Project

    A recently announced project at Pine Island aims to study, protect and restore Currituck Sound marshes, a globally significant habitat that has been degraded by pollution and effects of climate change.

  • Better Beach Data Goal of DUNEX Project

    A pilot study underway at the Army’s coastal and hydraulics research facility at Duck Pier aims to improve the quality of beach data researchers collect during storms.

  • Researchers Automate Whale Data Collection

    Researchers have developed an automated method that uses artificial intelligence and computer models to determine the species of whales photographed using drones and measure their length.

  • Study: Climate Change Key in Cycle of Floods

    With six of seven of the highest rainfalls since 1898 occurring within the last 20 years, UNC researchers find that climate change may be stirring a feedback loop of flood-producing coastal storms.

  • Team Seeks Skittish Seabird Off NC Coast

    Researchers are looking for the mysterious black-capped petrel off Cape Hatteras, a threatened pelagic bird that breeds on Caribbean islands and travels far to forage.

  • New Tsunami Research Rides on Small Waves

    NOAA scientists studying meteotsunamis say learning more about these smaller tsunami-like waves that reach N.C. beaches generally unnoticed could help in forecasting storm surge and coastal flooding.