Dr. Randall Etheridge, left, assistant professor in the Department of Engineering at East Carolina University (Photos courtesy of Randall Etheridge)

A nearly $300,000 grant will allow a team of researchers from East Carolina University to look at sea level rise and its impact on coastal communities.

The $299,454, two-year grant comes from the National Science Foundation. It includes an interdisciplinary approach involving ECU’s Department of Engineering and Department of Anthropology as well as the Coastal Studies Institute, a multi-institutional research and education partnership of the University of North Carolina System led by ECU.

“It’s about helping coastal communities adjust to sea level rise, specifically smaller coastal communities that don’t have the resources like a New York or a Miami or other big metropolitan areas,” said Dr. Randall Etheridge, assistant professor of engineering and principal investigator on the grant

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Originally published Aug. 28, 2019.

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