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OBXFS, located on Roanoke Island, offers the following short-course during Maymester and/or Summer Session II:

ENEC490 (Maymester 2013)/ENEC 369 (SSII short course 2013). Energy and the Environment: A Coastal Perspective. 3 credits. Registered UNC-CH Students are responsible for additional housing fees upon arrival in Manteo.


Energy and the environment: A Coastal Perspective from UNC Research on Vimeo. Video by Mary Lide Parker, from Endeavors magazine.

Faculty and Staff

The following faculty and staff are involved with the the summer program at OBXFS:

  • Lindsay Dubbs is the Associate Director of the Outer Banks Field Site and Research Assistant Professor at the UNC Institute for the Environment. Dr. Dubbs received a BS from Tufts University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill. Her research interests include biogeochemical processes that influence climate and the environmental impacts of ocean energy generation. She teaches ENEC 489: Ecological Processes in Environmental Systems: Coastal and Estuarine Ecology and oversees internships, the Capstone, and seminar.

Contact Information

For more information, please get in touch with Site Associate Director, Lindsay Dubbs, at