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Gulf Coast Geospatial Center

Gulf Coast Geospatial Center

What We Do

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Geospatial Center (GCGC) was established in September 2001. Our mission is to provide a strong geospatial foundation which supports research, innovation, and infrastructure throughout the Gulf South. Through scientific research and the development and application of precise geospatial data, tools, and models, the GCGC aims to enhance understanding of relative sea level rise and its impacts, coastal change over time, and the remote sensing of the coastal environment.

Designated by NOAA in 2007 as the Mississippi Spatial Reference Center (MSRC), the GCGC provides accurate and up-to-date geodetic positioning for the State of Mississippi and leads NOAA NGS’ 5-State Geospatial Modeling Program that spans the southeastern United States.  Coupling GPS (Global Positioning Systems), Remote Sensing, and Geographic Information technologies, research at the GCGC provides insight into advancing the understanding of GPS positioning as well as Mississippi’s mainland and near-shore coastal environmental and geological processes.

GCGC Real Time Network

Contact Us

Gulf Coast Geospatial Center

Physical Address
113 Beach Park Place
Long Beach, MS 39560

Mailing Address
730 East Beach Blvd
Long Beach, MS 39560

Gulf Park Campus

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State Spatial Reference Center

GCGC maintains 52 continuously operating reference stations for the state of Mississippi.

Research Center

High resolution remote sensing data collection, spatial analysis, and mapping with specialties in geodetics and physical near-shore processes.

NOAA NGS Partner

Lead institution for NOAA NGS Geospatial Modeling program for the southeastern United States (TX, LA, MS, AL, FL).