Greg Dusek was a former UNC Marine Sciences graduate student. In 2006, Dusek started collecting data from Outer Banks lifeguards about rip current rescues. Now as a senior scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), he has developed his dissertation topic into a rip current model for the Nearshore Wave Prediction System (NWPS). Dusek strikes to use the model to protect the public from rip currents. Dusek continues to keep close connections to those at UNC, including Harvey Seim, Mike Muglia, and Rick Luettich, to continue the prediction system’s development.
To read more about the rip current model, go to https://endeavors.unc.edu/keeping-rip-currents-in-check/