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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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—  Points of Pride  —

ashton jackson

ASHTON JACKSON
was selected to participate in the Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) Science and Engineering Internship this summer. She has been invited a position aboard Exploration Vessel Nautilus as a ROV Engineering Intern

zach darnell

DR. ZACH DARNELL
has been awarded the the Aubrey Keith Lucas and Ella Ginn Lucas Endowment for Faculty Excellence Award for the 2020-2021 academic year. This endowment was established in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Aubrey K. Lucas to support and reward faculty excellence in instruction and research.

keel laying

R/V GILBERT R. MASON
The keel laying ceremony formally recognizes the start of a ship’s construction. In maritime traditions, a keel laying ceremony is said to bring luck to the ship during construction and to the captain and crew during her later life. USM has officially commemorated the start of construction for the R/V Gilbert R. Mason.

Gulf Coast Feature

Leading the way in Aquaculture