NC Sea Grant works with public and private stakeholders to develop new research information that is then applied to coastal resource issues or opportunities. It is an inter-institutional program of the UNC System, administered by NCSU, and receives funding from NOAA and the State of North Carolina. This is the main administrative center for the entire Sea Grant Program in NC Sea Grant.
North Carolina Cooperative Extension delivers education and technology to enrich the lives of North Carolinians. The Cooperative Extension office has expertise in many areas relevant to marine sciences including aquaculture and coastal management.
The Department of Marine Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill is a multi-disciplinary unit with a focus on educating M.S. and Ph.D. students. Their sister unit, the Institute for Marine Sciences is located on the NC coast and offers hands on training in the marine sciences.
Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment has several programs in place focused on marine science research and conservation, a major component of the School is the Duke University Marine Lab (DUML) on the coast of North Carolina.
One of the largest interdisciplinary physical science programs in the nation, the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at NC State University in Raleigh offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in marine science.
Biolume, located in the Research Triangle Park of North Carolina, is dedicated to the development and commercialization of proprietary bioluminescent proteins for use in the food, beverage, cosmetic and diagnostic imaging markets.
The Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP) was created to help the Department of Defense better understand and monitor the environmental impacts of military bases. DCERP is managed by RTI International and is focused on Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC.
Norcarex is developing technology that exploits the potential of host-produced antibiotics as a source of novel pharmaceuticals.
Mycosynthetix, with one of the largest fungal libraries in the world, partners with companies interested in the discovery of new drugs and agrochemicals using fungi.
NCCOOS, the North Carolina Coastal Ocean Observing System, collects and analyzes oceanic and atmospheric data using a variety of ocean observing platforms. NCCOOS is brought to you by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.