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.
— Points of Pride —
LUCAS NAMED 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.
DR. REGINALD BLAYLOCK
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.