Institute for Coastal Science and Policy (East Carolina University)
The Institute for Coastal Science and Policy (ICSP) works to understand North Carolina coastal systems so that the problems and opportunities associated with them can be addressed. Research in the Institute concentrates on four main areas and their interrelationships including coastal ecology, coastal geoscience, social science, and public policy. One objective of the Institute is to develop methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives that advance the understanding of the coastal environment and human systems, drawing on emerging technologies and conceptual tools such as systems and network theory, geographic information sciences, and computer-based modeling. Through both research and educational programs, ICSP intends to provide direct service to the community whenever possible, testing knowledge gained through research against the real-world challenges met every day along the coasts.
- East Carolina University Department of Geologic Sciences