Research and Outreach
Burroughs & Chapin Center
for Marine and Wetland Studies
- Anne Tilghman Boyce Coastal Reserve (Waties Island)
- Environmental Quality Lab
- Recent Publications
- Vessels (plus reservation link)
- Waccamaw Watershed Academy
- ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS
- Environmental Chemistry
- Geology and Geophysics
- Living Marine Resources
- Oceanic and Atmospheric Processes
- Data Archive
The research model for the School of the Coastal Environment is to focus on the coastal environments and processes where land, ocean, atmosphere and society interact – touching on a wide range of sub-disciplines, basic and applied research, science and policy.
The main research arm of the School is the Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies. Through its research activities the center actively partners with federal and state agencies, local communities and the private sector to infuse the best available science into natural resource management benefiting the public. By providing direct opportunity to participate in real-world studies, access to state-of-the-art instrumentation and applications and diverse professionals within the center and partnering agencies and universities, the center greatly advances the training and professional and academic development of Coastal Carolina University students in the area of marine and wetland sciences, management and policy.
Paul Gayes, Ph.D.
Director, Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies
Palmetto Professor of Marine Science and Geology
School of the Coastal Environment