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IMS Staff featured in the Chancellor’s Hoilday Video

December 21, 2019

This year’s holiday video from the Chancellor features IMS, specifically Haley Plaas, Amy Yarnall, & Savannah Swinnea! Watch the video at

Holly J. Stein: 2020 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal

December 19, 2019

  Holly J. Stein, an M.S. and Ph.D. graduate from UNC’s Geological Sciences Department, has been honored with the 2020 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal. The EGU has named the 49 recipients of next year’s Union Medals and Awards, Division Medals … Read more

Dr. Sebastian selected as NSF-funded Hazards Enabling Program Fellow

December 11, 2019

Dr. Sebastian has been selected for the prestigious NSF-funded Enabling the Next Generation of Hazards & Disasters Researchers Fellowship Program. The Enabling Program fosters the development of the next generation of scholars committed to researching hazards, risk, and disasters, explicitly encouraging multi- and … Read more

Professor Laura Moore Presents Keynote at RCEM 2019

December 3, 2019

Professor Laura Moore presented a keynote talk synthesizing her groups contributions to the understanding of dune and barrier dynamics, at the 11th biannual Rivers, Coasts and Estuarine Morphodynamics Symposium in Auckland, New Zealand.   For the link to her lab, … Read more

Recently-renewed funding from NASA expands lake level project worldwide

December 2, 2019

Researchers from UNC Institute for the Environment (IE) and Department of Geological Sciences, University of Washington Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Tennessee Technological University Department of Computer Science are a part of LOCSS: a multi-institutional initiative that collaborates … Read more

Dr. Noble on recent E. coli outbreak

November 21, 2019

“Eating healthy might cause more harm than good as Caesar salad is believed to cause E. coli infections” Dr. Rachel Noble, an Institute of Marine Sciences professor, discusses the recent E. coli outbreak.

Marine Science Alumna Zena Cardman Returns to UNC

November 21, 2019

UNC Marine Science alumna Zena Cardman returned to UNC during the Fall 2019 research week to talk about her time at NASA. Cardman joined NASA as part of their 2017 Astronaut Candidate class. Now, Cardman has the potential to be … Read more

THIS Week in the Colloquium Series: Dr. Louis Derry

November 19, 2019

Come see Dr. Louis Derry from the Cornell University speak in next week’s colloquium! The event will take place in the Martin Lounge in Mitchell Hall on Thursday, Nov. 21st at 4:00 PM. There will be refreshments at 3:30 PM. … Read more

This Week in the Colloquium Series: Dr. Maije Fan

November 19, 2019

  Come see Dr. Maije Fan from the University of Texas, Arlington, speak in next week’s colloquium! The event will take place in the Martin Lounge in Mitchell Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 26th at 4:00 PM. There will be refreshments … Read more