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Pictures of the Marine Education Center, the Gulf Coast Library, academic buildings, the Point Sur research vessel, and the Gilbert R. Mason research vessel

9.14.2020

USM Coastal Operations Stronger and Better 15 Years After Katrina

Hurricane Katrina forever changed the Mississippi Gulf Coast and The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) on August 29, 2005, and 15 years later, University leaders say that the devastation became a catalyst for an improved institution better positioned to respond to the educational, cultural and economic needs of the Gulf Coast.

R/V Gilbert R. Mason

11.27.2019

NSF Oceanographic Research Ship to be Named for Gulf Coast Civil Rights Icon

A Gulf Coast civil rights icon is being honored as the namesake of a new, $100 million National Science Foundation (NSF) oceanographic research ship, to be operated by the Gulf – Caribbean Oceanographic Consortium (GCOC), led by The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON).