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School of Ocean Science and Engineering

School of Ocean Science and Engineering

Who We Are

The School of Ocean Science and Engineering (SOSE) harnesses elements from key areas of The University of Southern Mississippi, including the Division of Marine Science (DMS) at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, the Division of Coastal Sciences at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs, Miss., and the University’s fleet of Five research vessels, to create a regionally, nationally and internationally recognized leader in marine science.

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Visiting Teaching Faculty position

Ocean Engineering Faculty Position

—  Points of Pride  —

Dr. Inga Zaitseve-Parnaste

Visiting Fulbright Scholar
"I am thrilled to join USM SOSE and to collaborate with the professionals in the field of hydrography, gain insights into the innovative methodologies in ocean mapping and navigation technologies. As the coordinator of the hydrographic study program in Estonia, I appreciate the opportunity to observe and participate in USM’s hydrographic science program as a Visiting Fulbright Scholar. This affords me the opportunity to learn in depth about their practices, which are recognized and well regarded by the International Hydrographic Organization."
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Assistant Professor
Division of Coastal Sciences
As a new faculty member, Dr. Kim de Mutsert will mentor graduate students, teach graduate classes, and be actively involved in research. Her research expertise includes coastal and estuarine fish ecology and ecosystem modeling. In some of her current research projects she develops ecosystem models in the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River Delta to determine effects of nutrient reductions, hypoxia and freshwater discharge on fish and fisheries, and intends to expand her focus area to the Mississippi Sound.    
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Van der Ham

Dr. Joris L. van der Ham
Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor
Division of Marine Science
USM’s School of Ocean Science and Engineering welcomes Dr. Joris L. van der Ham as Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor. He will be teaching Marine Science classes and coordinate the Bachelor of Science in Marine Science.
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Gulf Coast Feature

Leading the way in Ocean Science and Engineering!