University of Southern Mississippi

Booth: 9
Hall: Moody Gardens Exhibit Hall BC
Company Details:
1020 Balch Blvd
Stennis Space Center
Mississippi 39560
United States
Contact Details:
Maxim Van Norden, Coordinator of the Hydrographic Science Masters Degree Program & Instructor
+1 (228) 688-7123
Who We Are:

The University of Southern Mississippi Division of Marine Science (DMS) began in the mid-1980’s when the state assigned the university the leadership role in marine science. Initially called the Center for Marine Science, the division established multi-disciplinary graduate programs in marine science. DMS marine science degree programs (B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.) emphasize a cross-discipline approach in which all students obtain a working understanding of the four major fields of marine science: physical oceanography, geological oceanography, biological oceanography, and marine chemistry. This approach to educating competent marine scientists has been embraced by many of this nation’s most successful oceanographic institutions.

The division also offers an intensive M.S. program in hydrographic science. The hydrographic science program has received Category A certification from the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)/International Hydrographic Organization (IHO). The FIG/IHO International Advisory Board is responsible for reviewing the “standards of competence” for hydrographic surveyors.


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