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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).

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.