Oil Spill Response: Experts

Biologist Ann Pabst disects a mammalUNCW’s strength in the natural sciences, especially biological sciences, chemistry, geological sciences and other disciplines that form the core of its internationally respected niche in marine science, is the result of decades of intentional focus and investment.

Faculty, staff and students at UNCW’s Center for Marine Science and its state-of-the-art facility on the Intracoastal Waterway at Myrtle Grove are engaged in a wide variety of basic and applied research, service and education. Meanwhile, researchers working in the College of Arts and Sciences - which includes the departments of Geography and Geology, Chemistry, Economics, Environmental Studies, the nationally fifth-ranked Biology and Marine Biology and more - also hold invaluable knowledge pertinent to oil spill response efforts.

State agencies and groups are invited to contact individuals or UNCW's Marketing and Communications Office.

Protected Species: Mammals, Turtles, Birds

Coastal Ecosystems, Resources, Impacts— water quality, beaches, fisheries (shellfish and finfish)

Offshore Ecosystems Resources, Impacts— deep sea corals, shelf reefs, Gulf Stream and water column, oil/gas related habitats

Human Health

Physics— Gulf Stream, models and spill trajectories

Geology-- geology of oil/gas reserves







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