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The groundbreaking of the Roger F. Wicker Center for Ocean Enterprise located at the Port of Gulfport was held on Friday, Nov. 8.

11.08.2019

Center for Ocean Enterprise Breaks Ground at the Port of Gulfport

Today, Nov. 8, 2019, Gov. Phil Bryant along with U.S. Senator Roger Wicker and U.S. Congressman Steven Palazzo, in conjunction with the Mississippi State Port Authority (MSPA) and The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), celebrated the groundbreaking of the Roger F. Wicker Center for Ocean Enterprise located at the Port of Gulfport.

Artist's rendering of NSF Regional Class Research Vessel.

9.10.2019

USM and LUMCON Selected to Lead Consortium to Operate New NSF Regional Class Research Vessel

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected the Gulf – Caribbean Oceanographic Consortium, cooperatively led by The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON), to operate the third new oceanographic research ship to carry out regional scale research in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.