Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Marine Education Center

The Marine Education Center (MEC) is the education and outreach arm of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. The MEC endeavors to enlighten the citizenry to produce a cadre of well informed and knowledgeable stewards of our coastal ecosystems. The Center supports a career based working environment utilizing formal, non-formal, free-choice learning and higher education strategies focusing on the coastal ecosystems of the north-central Gulf of Mexico to promote careers in marine sciences and foster community involvement.

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Organization Type: Non-profit

Hours: (228) 818-8894

101 Sweetbay Drive,
Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Phone: (228) 818-8095

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Fax: (228) 818-8894


Keywords: Research, Sea-life, Marine-sciences, Coastal-ecosystem