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.

University Resources

Several universities in North Carolina, both public and private, play a major role in our coastal and marine sciences industry. To learn more about the role each university plays, please visit their respective pages.