Marine Sciences in Carteret County

For more than 100 years, the study of Marine Science has been part of life of Carteret County, and the numerous marine science education and research institutions and agencies here have been an important player in marine research, nationally and internationally.

The members of the Marine Science and Education Partnership (MSEP) are a coalition of directors and leaders of marine science institutions and agencies and other concerned Carteret County leaders.

Members represent eighteen marine science and education operations in Carteret County and North Carolina.

The group first convened in 2002 at the invitation of the Carteret County Economic Development Council. Members meet regularly to discuss roles and impacts of our universities and agencies within the community and across the country, and how they can work together.

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Marine Sciences in Carteret County

The Marine Science and Education Partnership (MSEP) is sponsoring a Marine Coastal Science Competition for school students. MSEP's Marine Coastal Science Competition is a contest open to anyone who is a full-time, registered student between the ages 13 - 18 enrolled in a private or public middle or high school in the the state of North Carolina.

For MSEP's Marine Coastal Science Competition, eligible students will submit their solution to a contest prompt, submitted at the designated website to compete for prizes: Submit your solution here.The contest will be comprised of an open entry submission phase (February 2, 2015 to March 31, 2015); judging phase (April 1, 2015 to May 15, 2015); and then culminating in a final event to select the winners to be held at an awards ceremony at the NC Aquarium, Pine Knoll Shores, NC on May 28, 2015.

Prizes: At least three prizes are available to be awarded.

Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive:

  • 1. Cash prize of $1,200 per entry

Age Category Winners' Prize(s): The two (2) Age Category Prize Winners will receive:

  • 1. Ages 13-14-15: $600 per entry
  • 2. Ages 16-17-18: $600 per entry