Welcome to the web site for Sediment and Solute Transport on Rivers and Margins (SSTORM) Research Group! Reide Corbett and J.P. Walsh from East Carolina University and the UNC Coastal Studies Institute lead the team.
Check out our research in/on wetlands, estuaries, barrier islands, shelves and groundwater.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Researchers Take MOCC Training for Boat Operations

Several researchers from ECU and UNC CSI fought fires, tied knots, trailered boats and fired flares in the process of becoming certified to operate boats for coastal science work.  C.J. Cornette, Luke Stevens, Keith Garmire and J.P. Walsh from ECU Geological Sciences and CSI's Coastal Processes program and Stephanie O'Daly from the CSI Estuarine Ecology program were trained by John Woods (ECU Geological Sciences) and Mike Baker (ECU Dive & Water Safety).  The intensive class involves online reading, hands-on activities, boating and exams.  After some rescue review at the Minges ECU pool, the instructors and trainees braved well-below freezing temperatures to practice skills.  Thankfully, the instructors were clear and informative, and the students were attentive and quick learners.  Boating activities will occur in March at CSI.


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Monday, February 2, 2015

Bonjour Emeric!: French Student Visits the Lab

There is a new face (with a funny accent) walking around the halls of the UNC Coastal Studies Institute.   Emeric Bourineau is a French MS student from the Universit√© de La Rochelle.  He is here to work with the Coastal Processes program (i.e., the SSTORM Lab) for a few months.  Although he has recently analyzed all the tide gauge data from the NC coast, his research here is just getting started.  But he’s already enjoyed some American traditions, including the Superbowl, a barbecue dinner and craft beer at the OBX Brew Station.  At a recent gathering at Trio, we even got him taste some California wines, but not surprisingly, he preferred the Bordeaux vintages.  He looks forward to seeing and learning more of the NC coast and its people; please stop in to say “Salut!”