Southern Miss takes lead role in New Research Center of Excellence | Events
When the Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, researchers from The University of Southern Mississippi were among the first to begin documenting and assessing the scope of the nation’s worst oil spill.
The University’s renowned expertise in the field of marine science played an integral role in determining the environmental and economic ramifications from the spill on the northern Gulf Coast.
Continued monitoring and research led to the formation of the Center for Gulf Studies earlier this year. And on March 7, the new center assumed even greater responsibility as Gov. Phil Bryant officially announced that GCS had been designated a Research Center of Excellence.
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