The Department of Geography and Geology is located in DeLoach Hall which has classrooms, faculty offices, teaching and research laboratories, computer laboratories, and instrument rooms. The department is well equipped with modern instruments for geologic and geographic studies.
The geology and geography programs at UNCW make extensive use of computers for both laboratory and classroom instruction. The department maintains state-of-the-art spatial analysis and cartography laboratories that are used by earth sciences students for analyzing data, writing reports, geographic information systems, digital image processing, and programming. Instructors use microcomputers equipped with advanced multimedia systems for classroom presentations.
Approximately one third of the Geography and Geology faculty have offices and research laboratories at the Center for Marine Science located seven miles southeast from the main UNCW campus on the Atlantic intercoastal waterway. This modern facility serves as a marine science center for UNCW and visiting scientists from other campuses of the University of North Carolina system and for visitors from other universities. The Center also provides space for other related agencies and supports marine research projects conducted in the coastal region of North Carolina, in the southeast region of the U.S.A., and other locations as required.
- Coastal and Marine Geophysics Laboratory
- Coastal Hydrology and Sedimentology Laboratory
- Invertebrate Paleontology Laboratory
- Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer (IRMS) Laboratory
- Laboratory for Applied Climate Research (LACR)
- Marine Micropaleontology Laboratory
- Paleoenvironmental Change Research Group
- Petrology Preparation Laboratory
- Socio-Environmental Analysis Lab (SEAL)
- Soils Analysis Laboratory
- Spatial Analysis Laboratory (SAL)
- X-ray Diffraction Lab