Sea Islands Institute


The Sea Island Institute’s (SII) purpose is to fulfill the mission of USCB through programs and research that grow out of the extraordinary location of the University. Our region has a rich history with strong and multiple cultures and a fragile environment worth protecting.

The SII is interdisciplinary, providing outreach, research and education services that support sustainability of our treasured community. The SII combines the expertise of local researchers and outside partners in an effort to sustain the region’s economic, ecologic and cultural vitality.

The SII’s work is coordinated by a Steering Committee, appointed by the EVCAA in coordination with department chairs.

For more information please contact:

Dr. Amy Sears

843-208-8254 or