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As the leading research university on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, we are leveraging our proximity to the Gulf of Mexico to advance scientific research, develop innovative partnerships and propel our state's growing Blue Economy. Check out some of our resources.


Boat Photo


You may reserve our DMS small boats including The Skiff, GCGC, and Le Moyne. 


Point Sur

Research Vessels

Find information on chartering larger boats including R/V Point Sur, R/V Gilbert R. Mason, R/V Ken Barbor, R/V Jim Franks, R/V Miss Peetsy B, and R/V Tommy Munro.


enter for Fisheries and Research Development


Our R1 research enterprise includes a robust presence spanning the state's coastline from east to west.


Gunter Library

Gunter Library

One of four libraries that make up University Libraries at USM. It is located on the first floor of the Richard L. Caylor Building.


Cook Library

Cook Library

The Joseph Anderson Cook Library contains the principle holdings of books, journals, microforms, music, media, and other materials, which support the research and instructional programs of the University. It is located on the Hattiesburg Campus.