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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  —

MEC-COTE

MEC Receives COTE Award
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recognized USM’s Marine Education Center with one of its highly sought-after Committee on The Environment (COTE) Top Ten Awards. The Marine Education Center is the only building in Mississippi ever to receive this designation. Read More

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MBRACE
The Mississippi Based RESTORE Act Center of Excellence (MBRACE) is awarding $2.75M for research on water quality and oyster reef sustainability in Mississippi. Four different projects will receive funding through 2022, with The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) being the lead institution on two of the projects. Read More

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AMY MOODY
2020 Graduate School Hall of Fame Recipient
Amy Moody, graduate in the Division of Marine Science, is one of ten graduate students with records of exceptional academic performance, leadership and service to their fellow students and community honored recently at The University of Southern Mississippi with induction into its 2020 Graduate School Hall of Fame.

Gulf Coast Feature

Leading the way in Aquaculture