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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  —

kelly lucas

LUCAS NAMED ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH, COASTAL OPERATIONS
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) recently announced that longtime marine scientist Dr. Kelly Lucas has been named the Associate Vice President for Research, Coastal Operations.

Lucas has served in that capacity on an interim basis since March of this year. In her role, Lucas will oversee all coast-based research units and will coordinate all coast-based research functions for the University. 
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Reginald Blaylock

DR. REGINALD BLAYLOCK
Research Professor, Dr. Reginald Blaylock, has served as Assistant Director of the Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center since 2008. Since his appointment as Research Associate Professor in COA in 2004, Dr. Blaylock has been a PI/co-PI on 37 external projects from NOAA, DOE, USDA, GSMFC, and MSDMR.  Read More

Triton

ACCEPTANCE TESTING OF THE TRITON AUTONOMOUS MARITIME VEHICLE COMPLETE

Ocean Aero, Inc. was in Gulfport, Miss. November 4, 2020 delivering the first Triton autonomous maritime vehicle to The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Marine Research Center (MRC). Ocean Aero is manufacturing six Triton systems for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) for research and testing to support maritime protection and law enforcement operations.
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Gulf Coast Feature

Leading the way in Ocean Science and Engineering!