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The Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) is an off-campus research laboratory, teaching, outreach, and service unit of UNC Chapel Hill.IMS is located on the central North Carolina coast in Morehead City, NC.IMS and the on-campus Department of Marine Sciences form the internationally recognized UNC-CH Marine Sciences Program. Read More>

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IMS Winter 2015 Newsletter
Catch up on the latest news, science, and outreach from the coast in our winter newsletter.Don’t receive out quarterly e-blast? Sign up on the MailChimp icon to the left!
IMS to host 2016 Blue Heron Bowl
We are hosting the National Ocean Science Bowl regional competition – the Blue Heron Bowl. Twenty teams from across NC will compete February 6th, at the classrooms at the Carteret Community College. More details here.
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
Since 2010, IMS has hosted undergraduates from universities around the country through the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Learn more about what these students accomplished while at IMS: 2014 REU Class ; 2013 REU Class; 2011 REU Class;
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