Mississippi Research Consortium

 Datastar, Inc. demonstrates citrus grove disease detection using NASA derived re

USM/BIAC project with DataStar, Inc. demonstrating citrus grove disease detection using advance NASA derived remote sensing techniques.

The Mississippi Research Consortium (MRC), formed in 1986, is a coalition of Mississippi’s four research universities:

The MRC entered into a cooperative agreement with NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center located in Hancock County, MS, to provide technical assistance to federal agencies and contractors located at the Center.

MRC Tasks

  • Develop a research infrastructure to support education and extend technology development in Mississippi.
  • Foster research funding opportunities and increase interaction with federal agencies.
  • Develop and share resources.
  • Improve science education opportunities for students elementary through college.
  • Make the most of human potential and provide technical assistance.
  • Enhance economic opportunities for the state of Mississippi.

Federal Agencies located at John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC)