Marine Science


On the shores of the Gulf of Mexico and in close proximity to numerous other vital waterways, Jackson County leverages this advantageous location into a strength in marine science. The county sits in the heart of a region that has more than 40 federal and university marine science research operations. The Mississippi Gulf Coast alone has 18. The significance of that research foundation is difficult to overstate. Marine science is a huge field that includes multiple disciplines, and it has implications for a wide variety of industries, from marine aquaculture to the search for new medicines.

For industries that rely on marine science, the Mississippi Gulf Coast represents a great opportunity. With a high quality of life and low cost of doing business, the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been a contender for some of the most high-profile projects around. And it's now even more appealing, thanks to the availability of major new incentives designed to help companies that want to invest in the future of Mississippi and the Gulf Coast region.

Halter Marine awarded fifth Navy berthing barge

Pascagoula, Miss., July 30, 2021 – Halter Marine, a company of ST Engineering North America, has been awarded a contract option for the U.S. Navy’s fifth Auxiliary Personnel

$6.7M grant goes for runway improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), and Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) today announced the


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