A unique combination of natural resources, physical infrastructure, and workforce development initiatives has helped North Carolina create one of the largest and most diverse marine science clusters in the United States. Please explore this site and its interactive map to uncover a few of the reasons marine science businesses and researchers are flocking to North Carolina.

About Marine Sciences

From the study of coastal processes to the search for new medicines using plants and animals found in the marine environment, the field of marine science is quite broad. And thanks to a unique set of natural resources and physical infrastructure that has been in place in some cases for more than a century, North Carolina is a center of innovation in this exciting field.

Whether you are a business owner searching for the right location or marine science researcher looking for the perfect natural laboratory, we invite you to see all that North Carolina has to offer.