Preparing to Launch: A student prepares to launch a remote-controlled robotic instrument from the deck of CCU’s Coastal Explorer.
Students on Waties Island.
Claudia Benitez-Nelson is SEOE associate dean at USC.
Sea School: CCU’s Coastal Explorer vessel, based in Georgetown, enables students and faculty to have state-of-the-art research facilities at sea.
Getting Your Feet Wet: A CCU student takes a water sample for lab analysis.
A student works on artificial reefs on Waties Island.
Wading into Studies: The estuaries and salt marshes at Hobcaw Barony provide USC students and faculty an environment that is a living laboratory.
Diving Into the Topic: Highly experienced USC research faculty do much of their teaching in the fi eld, in the water and in the mud with their students.
Study Hall: Students compete in poster sessions where they describe their research projects and findings.
The SEOE facilities at Hobcaw Barony include modern, state-of-the-art indoor labs, where students can access advanced instruments, equipment and testing materials.
Dr. Jay Pinckney is director and professor at USC’s Belle Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences
William G. Ambrose Jr., Ph.D., is professor/vice dean at CCU’s Gupta College of Science School of the Coastal Environment.