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.


This is an exciting time for coastal and marine sciences in North Carolina. Please take a few minutes to browse some of the recent news related to this industry, and check back regularly for more updates.

Scientist digs deep to learn ocean's secrets
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