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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. The Center works with federal, state, academic, and commercial partners in research, development, and applications of precise geospatial data, remote sensing, and computational tools and models to enhance the understanding of relative sea level rise and its impacts, coastal change over time, and nature-human dynamics in the coastal system.

Designated by NOAA in 2007 as the Mississippi Spatial Reference Center (MSRC), the GCGC provides accurate and up-to-date geodetic positioning information for the State of Mississippi. The Center leads the NOAA NGS Geospatial Modeling Program, a five-state initiative spanning the Gulf states.  Coupling GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System), remote sensing, and geographic information technologies, research at the GCGC advances the understanding of GNSS positioning as well as Mississippi’s mainland and near-shore coastal environmental and geological processes.


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Gulf Coast Geospatial Center

Physical Address
113 Beach Park Place
Long Beach, MS 39560

Mailing Address
730 East Beach Blvd
Long Beach, MS 39560

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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).