Research Facilities

5600 Marvin K. Moss Ln.
Wilmington, NC
(910) 962-2301

The Center for Marine Science (CMS) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington provides an environment that fosters a multidisciplinary approach to questions in basic and applied research in the fields of oceanography, coastal and wetland studies, marine biomedical and environmental physiology, and marine biotechnology and aquaculture.

Faculty members conduct marine science...more about UNCW Center for Marine Science

UNCW Center for Marine Science
5600 Marvin K. Moss Ln.
Wilmington, NC
(910) 962-2470

The U.S. Congress created the National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) system in 1972 to preserve undisturbed estuarine systems for research into and education about the impact of human activity on barrier beaches, adjacent estuaries and ocean waters. The reserves are outdoor classrooms and laboratories for researchers, students, naturalists and others.

Masonboro Island and...more about North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve

3800 Castle Hayne Rd.
Castle Hayne, NC
(910) 675-2314

One field of research important to the region is horticulture. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and North Carolina State University run  horticultural research stations around the state. The station in Castle Hayne is the primary local research site. Its varied, ongoing programs concentrate on crops of local economic importance, such...more about North Carolina State Horticultural Crops Research Station

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