Courthouse Square Lafayette County, MS - Cultural/Settlement Geography
Interested in Gems; Examining Raw Opals
Mapping Haiti's Mangrove Coast
Courthouse Square Lafayette County, MS - Cultural/Settlement Geography
Interested in Gems; Examining Raw Opals
Mapping Haiti's Mangrove Coast
Drone Mapping in Haiti  (Photo by Tim Calver TNC)

George Raber and his colleagues from The Nature Conservancy have been mapping coastal zones and coral reef health in the Caribbean.  The team has been building their own RC drones equipped with video cameras.  The drones are capable of landing on the water and videotaping beneath the surface.  The application of using drones for remote sensing is providing numerous opportunities for the TNC team.  For more information.

Geographers Map Coastal Cemeteries

Geography professor David Holt and his students have been mapping cemeteries in coastal Mississippi for the past year.  Their study focuses upon updating cemetery plats that were lost due to flooding from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.  They are using ground penetrating radar, GPS, and mapping to aid them in their quest.  For more information have a look at their project.

Sustainable Development at Southern Miss

The Geography program at Southern Miss has recently introduced Sustainable Development as an emphasis within their Geography BS degree.  The focus is to combine elements of environmental, economic, social and cultural sustainability.  The degree should be of interest to geographers seeking careers in human/cultural studies, regional specialization, and land use planning.  For more information please contact us at 601.266.4729.