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
Our coastal community, coastal presence, proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, and unique program offerings distinguish USM from other institutions of higher learning in the region. Anchored in three foundational pillars, USM’s Coastal Operations will move forward through realignment of programs, processes and structure.
Making strategic investments in support of the unique education and research needs of the coastal community
Positioning our Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach to serve as a hub for academic instruction in key fields
Continuing to develop specialized operations that elevate innovation and research across the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast
Supporting opportunities unique to businesses, industries and government services that benefit from ocean and coastal resources