The Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine & Coastal Sciences was established in 1969 through the joint efforts of the Belle W. Baruch Foundation and the University of South Carolina. As an internationally recognized academic research institute, the Baruch Institute conducts basic research on environmental processes, tidal, estuarine and coastal ocean environments. Collectively the studies span the molecular to landscape level, including the effects of human activities. Our collaborative research efforts bring together scientists whose perspectives and expertise enable a more complete approach to wise use and sustainability.
The mission of the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences is to conduct research and support education that will improve the management of marine and coastal resources and advance basic science for the well-being of people and their environment.
Summaries of the 85 projects being conducted at the field laboratory are available here.