RENCI/UNC Coastal Studies Institute Partnership
217 Budleigh Street
Manteo, NC 27954
Kevin Gamiel, community engagement manager
kgamiel at renci.org
In 2008, RENCI launched an engagement with the University North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) by embedding a RENCI employee at the CSI facility in Manteo, NC. The relationship expands RENCI’s partnerships to the Outer Banks and will foster joint projects of importance to coastal residents, including using technology to mitigate and respond to coastal storms and floods, floodplain mapping using advanced computing methods, and computer modeling of storm surge, ocean topography, and water runoff in coastal areas.
Kevin Gamiel, RENCI’s community engagement manager at CSI, will consult with CSI on designing the technology infrastructure for their new state-of-the-art facility to be built on Roanoke Island. Gamiel also will work closely with Dare County Emergency Management officials to assess their use of technology and to pinpoint technology gaps and new uses of technology.
UNC Coastal Studies Institute
Dare County Office of Emergency Management
Army Corps of Engineers Field Research Station
North Carolina Aquarium
RENCI at East Carolina University