Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Units

Federal/University Marine Science

Center for Marine Education and Research
10801 Dolphin Lane, Gulfport, MS 39503
Tel:  228.896.9182
13,000 square-foot facility still being developed will focus on the health of marine mammals and include dry and wet lab facilities

Center for Trace Analysis, The University of Southern Mississippi
1020 Balch Blvd., Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Tel:  228.688.1178
Trace element analysis utilizing the department's high resolution inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometer (HR-ICP-MS)
www.marine.usm.edu/ceta/Ceta.html

Center of Higher Learning and University Research
Building 1103, Room 103, Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Tel:  228.688.2215
Tel:  228.688.3366
Consortium of the University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi State University, University of New Orleans, Pearl River Community College, specializing in remote sensing and geographic information  systems, high performance computing and visualization, scientific computing
www.chl.state.ms.us/

Coastal Research and Extension Center, Mississippi State University
1815 Popps Ferry Road, Biloxi, MS 39532
Tel:  228.388.4710
Research programs in coastal and offshore aquaculture; coastal environment; commerce fisheries; ornamental horticulture and vegetables; natural resource economics and seafood processing and safety
www.msstate.edu/dept/crec/crec.html

Department of Coastal Sciences, The University of Southern Mississippi
703 East Beach Drive, Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Tel:  228.872.4200
Applied and basic research to protect, manage and enhance marine resources. Expertise in marine fisheries, aquaculture, environmental and animal health, marine biology, coastal chemistry and coastal geology.
www.usm.edu/gcrl/coastal_sciences/index.php

Department of Marine Science, The University of Southern Mississippi
1020 Balch Boulevard, Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Tel:  228.688.3177
Research in marine and aquatic environments. Marine sub-disciplines range from physical oceanography and data assimilation to ocean optics, marine sediments and micropaleontology, ocean productivity, geochemistry and trace chemical analysis, hydrographic science, remote sensing, ocean acoustics and numerical modeling.
www.marine.usm.edu/

Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Chemistry Laboratory
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Tel:  228.688.3212
Tel:  601.691.5171
Surface water, groundwater and sediment samples, plant and animal tissue analysis. Lab supports the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act and other antipollution laws. The lab analyzes environmental and human samples to determine the presence and amount of agricultural chemicals and related substances. Has dioxin laboratory.
www.epa.gov/oppbead1/labs/environmental_lab.htm

Gulf Coast Geospatial Center, The University of Southern Mississippi
1203 Broad Ave., Suite 1A, Gulfport, MS 39501
Tel:  228. 818.8847
GIS and remote sensing for coastal zone management research
www.gcgcusm.org

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, The University of Southern Mississippi
703 East Beach Drive, Ocean Springs, MS 39566
Tel:  228. 872.4200
Aquatic animal health, aquatic biodiversity, aquatic and environmental toxicology, coastal ecology, effects and remediation of environmental pollutants, fisheries science, marine aquaculture, marine and coastal geology, marine molecular biology, science education and wetlands and seagrass ecology.
www.usm.edu/gcrl/site_map/flash.php

Gulf of Mexico Program Office
Building 1103, Room 202, Stennis Space Center, MS 39560-6000
Tel:  228.688.3726

Hydrographic Science Research Center, The University of Southern Mississippi
1020 Balch Boulevard, Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Tel:  228.688.3177
A cooperative program between Southern Miss and the Navy that explores promising developments in hydrography and related sciences to find those that have promise for client programs and objectives; researches and develops new technologies
www.marine.usm.edu/hydro

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium
703 East Beach Drive, Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Tel:  228.818.8836
Nine universities and laboratories concerned with the conservation and sustainable development of coastal and marine resources in Alabama and Mississippi. Members are Auburn University, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Jackson State University, Mississippi State University, The University of Alabama, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, The University of Mississippi, The University of Southern Mississippi and the University of South Alabama.
www.masgc.org/

Mississippi Laboratory of the Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Stennis Space Center, MS
Tel:  228.688.3650
Conducts resource surveys of fish, endangered species and marine mammals and performs research on fisheries gear
www.nmfs.noaa.gov

Mississippi Laboratory, Pascagoula Facility
Pascagoula, MS
Maintains two research vessels for taking samples to estimate distribution, abundance and trends of fishery resources. It also has a shrimp trawler and is home to a National Seafood Inspection Lab and NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations.
www.nmfs.noaa.gov

National Coastal Data Development Center
NOAA National Coastal Data Development Center, Building 1100, Room 101, Stennis Space Center, MS
39529
Tel:   228.688.2936
Access and integrate diverse coastal data distributed in multiple repositories and provide it to users via the Internet using established and emerging technologies. Maintains searchable metadata catalog of coastal data.
www.ncddc.noaa.gov/

National Data Buoy Center
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Tel:  228.688.2361
Tel:   228.688.2805
Operates automated observing systems that measure weather and ocean conditions from coastal and remote marine areas. Data transmitted hourly to NOWS Weather Forecast Offices to make predictions, perform analyses and develop forecast models.
seaboard.ndbc.noaa.gov

National Estuarine Research Reserve System - Grand Bay
6005 Bayou Heron Road, Moss Point, MS 39562
Tel:   228.475.7047
Marine research

Naval Oceanographic Office
Stennis Space Center, MS 39522
Tel:   800.993.7677
Tel:   228.688.7677
Tel:   228.688.5649
Oceanography, marine science, hydrography
www.navo.navy.mil

Naval Research Laboratory (Detachment, Research Site)
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Tel:   228.688.4010
Tel:   228.688.5328
Conducts a broadly based, multidisciplined program of scientific research and advanced technological development directed toward maritime applications of new and improved materials, techniques, equipment, systems and technologies related to ocean, atmospheric, and space sciences. Conducts R&D on a variety of oceanographic and atmospheric matters.
nrl.navy.mil

Northern Gulf Institute
Building 1103, Room 233, Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Tel:  228.688.4218
Cooperative institute led by Mississippi State University, partnering with the University of Southern Mississippi, Louisiana State University, Florida State University and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Research fields include ecosystem management, geospatial data integration and visualization in environmental science, climate change and climate variability effects on regional ecosystem and coastal hazards.
www.ngi.msstate.edu/

Undersea Vehicles Technology Center
Stennis Space Center
A part of the National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology, it focuses on technologies to improve
undersea vehicle research.

U.S. Geological Survey, Office of Surface Water, Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility
Building 2101, Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Tel:  228.688.2162
HIF supports hydrological data collection through the identification of needs, development of technical specifications, design or development of specialized interfaces, contracts and procurements, testing and evaluation, specialized field applications, repair and calibration, quality control and assurance and storage and distribution of hydrologic instrumentation. Warehouses, tests, evaluates, designs, repairs and calibrates hydrologic instrumentation used to study water on the surface, in the soil, and in the atmosphere.
wwwhif.er.usgs.gov/public/index.htm

 

Federal/University Marine Science

Center of Higher Learning and University Research
Stennis Space Center
Tel:  228.688.2215
Tel:  228.688.3366
Remote sensing and geographic information systems, high performance computing and visualization, scientific computing

www.chl.state.ms.us/

Engineering Research Center – GeoResources Institute
Building 1103, Room 233, Stennis Space Center, MS
Tel:  228.688.1157
Remote sensing, water resources, computational science, analysis and imaging

www.erc.msstate.edu/

Engineering and Science Directorate – Science and Technology Division
Stennis Space Center
Tel:  228.688.2739
Coastal aquatic research; sea-truthing; archaeological studies; land use mapping; flood plain management; crop condition monitoring; forest management; environmental monitoring; natural hazard
assessments

www.ssc.nasa.gov/

Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions, Stennis office
Building 1210, Stennis Space Center, Hancock County, MS
Tel:  228.688.1936
Remote sensing/geospatial technologies

www.eigs.olemiss.edu

Gulf Coast Geospatial Center
1203 Broad Ave., Suite 1A, Gulfport, MS 39501
Tel:   228.818.8860
GIS and remote sensing for coastal zone management

www.gcgcusm.org

Hydrographic Science Research Center
1020 Balch Boulevard, Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Tel:  228.688.3177
Explores promising developments in hydrography and related sciences to find those that have promise for client programs and objectives; researches and develops new technologies.

www.marine.usm.edu/hydro

Institute for Technology Development
Building 1103, Suite 118, Stennis Space Center 39529
Tel:  228.688.2509
Image analysis; multispectral and hyperspectral imaging in forensics, biomedical, agriculture and food safety

www.iftd.org/

Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise

Stennis Technical Building, Stennis International Airport

Surveying using airborne lidar bathymetry and related technologies

shoals.sam.usace.army.mil

Mississippi Enterprise for Technology
Building 1103, Room 143, Stennis Space Center, MS 39529-6000
Tel:  228.688.3144
Remote sensing, software and hardware development, oceanography applications, general information technology.

www.mset.org

Mississippi Laboratory of the Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Stennis Space Center
Tel:  228.688.3650
Develops and applies satellite and other advanced technology to problems identified by fishery scientists and marine industry.

www.nmfs.noaa.gov

Mississippi Laboratory, Pascagoula Facility
Pascagoula
Part of the Southeast Fisheries Science Center, the Pascagoula facility maintains two research vessels for taking samples to estimate distribution, abundance and trends of fishery resources.

www.nmfs.noaa.gov

Naval Oceanographic Office

Stennis Space Center, Stennis Space Center, MS 39522
Oceanography, marine science, hydrography
Tel:  800.993.7677
Tel:  228.688.7677
Tel:  228.688.5649

www.navo.navy.mil

Naval Research Laboratory (Detachment, Research Site)
Stennis Space Center, Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Tel:  228.688.4010
Tel:  228.688.5328
Promotes the science and technology programs of the United States Navy and Marine Corps through universities, government laboratories, and nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

nrl.navy.mil