The University of Southern Mississippi’s Coastal Operations will be a national leader addressing issues relevant to people in coastal and maritime settings.
Charting the Course
As we work to best position USM’s coastal teaching and research sites for future growth, we recognize that the ever-evolving nature of our coastal community requires us to push beyond traditional models to best support the education, business and industry needs unique to the region.
Make strategic investments in support of the unique education and research needs of the coastal community
Position our Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach to serve as a hub for academic instruction in key fields
Continue to develop specialized operations that elevate innovation and research across the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast
Support opportunities unique to businesses, industries and government services that benefit from ocean and coastal resources