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Research Vessels

Research Vessels

Vessel Operations at The University of Southern Mississippi acts as a nonprofit support center with the goal to provide additional resources to help aid in research, education, and outreach programs along the Gulf Coast. The use of large vessels at USM enhances and expands the high—quality education and research opportunities the university is able to provide as a leading marine science institution, while providing valuable benefits to our community and associated marine economy.

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Point Sur

R/V Point Sur

Our scientists develop and conduct research that informs resource management. We work with state, federal, and community partners to ensure that we understand scientific fishery needs, and focus our research efforts on how we can promote sustainable fisheries and habitats.

R/V Gilbert R. Mason

R/V Gilbert R. Mason

We provide research support to address the needs of governmental and commercial clients for information related to coastal and ocean navigation, the ocean floor and ocean processes.

R/V Ken Barbor

R/V Ken Barbor

Our programs provide the tools coastal residents can use to become more effective stewards and advocates for the Gulf of Mexico through innovative, field-based educational experiences.

Jim Franks

R/V Jim Franks

Our research focuses on alleviating the bottlenecks that constrain the production of marine species. We work with industry, government and non-profit organizations to advance sustainable aquaculture on land and in coastal and marine environments.

 

Miss Peetsy

R/V Miss Peetsy B

Our programs provide the tools coastal residents can use to become more effective stewards and advocates for the Gulf of Mexico through innovative, field-based educational experiences.

R/V Tommy Munro

R/V Tommy Munro

Our research focuses on alleviating the bottlenecks that constrain the production of marine species. We work with industry, government and non-profit organizations to advance sustainable aquaculture on land and in coastal and marine environments.

Contact Us

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

Physical Addresses

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
703 East Beach Drive
Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Marine Research Center
1030 30th Avenue
Gulfport, MS 39501

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