The Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences conducts research and
supports education to improve the management of marine and coastal resources. We advance
basic science for the well-being of people and their environment.
The North Inlet Estuary — our primary research site—is an environmentally unique location that offers incredible
research opportunities. This estuary, with minimal anthropogenic disturbances to habitats
and water quality, serves as an ideal sentinel site for assessing climate change effects
on coastal ecosystems.
Our studies of the North Inlet Estuary span the molecular to landscape levels of organization with temporal scales from
short term (hours) to long term (decades). Other systems, local and throughout the
world, are studied by Baruch Institute researchers and associates. These include a
variety of coastal, estuarine, and tidal freshwater systems in South Carolina, in
the US, and internationally.
In partnership with the UofSC Honors College , our “Semester at the Coast” program will host 10 Honors students with interests
in science, the environment or health. Learn More
Director of Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences. Position to begin
August 16th, 2024