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James Hench

Associate Professor of Oceanography
Marine Science and Conservation
135 Duke Marine Lab Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516

Selected Grants


Increasing understanding of how coral restoration affects wave attenuation

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration · 2022 - 2025

Combined Waves and Currents over Multi-Scale Topography: From Boundary Layer Dynamics to Parameterization

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2021 - 2025

REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Estuarine and Coastal Marine Systems

ResearchSenior Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2021 - 2025

Mission: Iconic Reefs - Long term wave attenuation and hydrodynamics study

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Marine Sanctuary Foundation · 2021 - 2025

Into uncharted waters: understanding and predicting water movement and fluxes over coral reef atolls of the future

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Tetiaroa Society · 2016 - 2021

Increasing understanding of how coral restoration affects wave attenuation

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration · 2022 - 2025

Combined Waves and Currents over Multi-Scale Topography: From Boundary Layer Dynamics to Parameterization

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2021 - 2025

REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Estuarine and Coastal Marine Systems

ResearchSenior Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2021 - 2025

Mission: Iconic Reefs - Long term wave attenuation and hydrodynamics study

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Marine Sanctuary Foundation · 2021 - 2025

Into uncharted waters: understanding and predicting water movement and fluxes over coral reef atolls of the future

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Tetiaroa Society · 2016 - 2021

Blue Waters Fellowship - University of Illinois - Walter Torres

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign · 2018 - 2019

Collaborative Research: Relating Topographic Complexity and Circulation Patterns on Coral Reefs from Colony-Scale to Reef-Scale

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2014 - 2019

Assessment of the Frequency and Duration of Hypoxic Events in the lower Neuse River Estuary from Real Time Continuous Measurements and Long Term Data Sets

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill · 2015 - 2017

A SAFE vessel: Advancing research capabilities to the Gulf Stream

EquipmentCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2013 - 2014