Maritime/Coastal Archives

Apr 11, 2019
  • ECU News Services

Coastal Studies Institute to host open house April 13

East Carolina University’s Integrated Coastal Programs (ECU ICP) and the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) will host an open house from 1-4 p.m. April 13 at the ECU Outer Banks Campus...

Feb 02, 2019
  • ECU News Services

Exploring nightscape resources of the Outer Albemarle Peninsula

Stanley R. Riggs is an internationally recognized coastal geologist at East Carolina University, and serves as chairman of the N.C. Land of Water program. Below, he describes a project funded...

An aerial view of ECU underwater archaeologists and graduate students mapping the site along a baseline divided into a 10-meter square grid unit. (Photos courtesy of ECU and Centro de Buceo Embajadores y Embajadoras del Mar.)
Dec 04, 2018
  • ECU News Services


East Carolina University underwater archaeologists and graduate students from the Department of History’s Program in Maritime Studies recently returned from a research expedition to the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica....

ECU's Outer Banks Campus
Oct 24, 2018
  • Jules Norwood


East Carolina University has renewed its commitment to coastal science by creating a new academic unit called Integrated Coastal Programs, which encompasses the Department of Coastal Studies and the Coastal...

Aug 20, 2018
  • ECU News Services

Cool classes: 12 unique courses offered this fall

With classes starting up again this week, here’s a look at some of the coolest courses East Carolina University is offering this fall, with topics ranging from Atlantis to Italian...

Coastal Studies Institute
Aug 17, 2018
  • Jules Norwood


East Carolina University has named Dr. Reide Corbett as its new dean of integrated coastal programs and director of the Coastal Studies Institute. Corbett, a Pirate since 2000, has served...

Aug 16, 2018
  • ECU News Services

National Maritime History Society to honor ECU professor emeritus

Dr. Timothy J. Runyan, East Carolina University professor emeritus of maritime studies and Honors College faculty fellow, will be honored this fall by the National Maritime Historical Society. Runyan will...

Jul 23, 2018
  • ECU News Services

Task Force Dagger Foundation, ECU partner to provide rehabilitation diving for veterans

-News release by Department of Defense Task Force Dagger Foundation working in partnership with East Carolina University is developing a program that seeks to provide rehabilitation opportunities for Special Operations...

Jun 26, 2018
  • ECU News Services

Abroad in Saipan: Same field school, different perspectives

ECU maritime studies program professor Dr. Jennifer McKinnon and several graduate students traveled to Saipan this summer to conduct archaeological surveys of surrounding waters to locate and document sites related...

ECU professor Ernie Marshburn has developed a new approach to boating safety using an app on boaters’ phones. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
Jun 26, 2018
  • Jules Norwood


A new smartphone app called SOBOS — Self-reported On-water Boat Operator Survey — is aimed at changing the face of boating safety by putting data collection in the hands of...