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Shoreline in New Hanover County, NC

Catalyzing Change

Our work will create a more resilient and sustainable future for coastal communities across North Carolina – and around the world.

Our Vision

The Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative envisions a different future, one where natural ecosystems, coastal plain communities, and rural and agricultural economies are more resilient in the face of rapid social and environmental change. This Initiative will find actionable solutions that can inform the choices before us and lead to a more sustainable future.

A Collaborative Interdisciplinary Team Approach

In keeping with the University’s Strategic Plan and charged by the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, this Initiative is deliberatively interdisciplinary. NC State has internationally recognized expertise in the natural sciences, social sciences, engineering and technology, and a long and vibrant history of sustained engagement with communities, businesses, and policy-makers. By building diverse teams that bring together different voices, perspectives, strengths and values, we can develop a clearer understanding of the forces that are reshaping our world and create solutions to address them.

Directory of Expertise and Interests

More than 225 NC State faculty members, representing all 10 Colleges, have expertise and interests in coastal resilience and sustainability.

Our searchable directory highlights these faculty members and their NC State College, areas of expertise, collaboration interests, relevant Initiative themes, publications and grants.

NC State faculty members may submit a request to be added to the directory. Faculty members already in the directory may also provide updated information.