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School of Ocean Science and Engineering



Center for Trace Analysis (CETA)

The USM Center for Trace Analysis (CETA) coordinates analytical services provided by the USM Division of Marine Science. Most specifically, this means trace element analysis utilizing the division's high resolution inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometer (HR-ICP-MS). CETA's ultimate mission is to provide state-of-the-art expertise, training, analytical services, and research in trace chemical analysis.

Library books

Gunter Library

The Gunter Library provides technical information for the research staff, resident faculty and students, and visitors. Included are files of abstracts and reprints, books and journals, expedition reports, dissertations, and reference works. Special book collections support the academic program of the Laboratory. The Gunter Library is a unique resource designed to support research, education, and service in the marine sciences. 

physical plant

Physical Plant

Physical Plant provides and preserves campus buildings and grounds to promote a safe and enriching environment.

research vessels

Research Vessels

Vessel Operations acts as a nonprofit support center with the goal to provide additional resources to help aid in research, education, and outreach programs along the Gulf Coast.

shellfish sanitation

Shellfish Sanitation Laboratory

The Microbiology Laboratory at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory has performed all testing of Mississippi's oyster waters and product for the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR).