The NGI is a NOAA Cooperative Institute, led by Mississippi State University, partnering with the University of Southern Mississippi, Louisiana State University, Florida State University, Dauphin Island Sea Lab (a collaboration of 22 universities and colleges in Alabama) and the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Education and outreach are "key" components in the NGI research program efforts.

NGI also works closely with other organizations focused on the Gulf of Mexico, including the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, the EPA Gulf of Mexico Program, and the NOAA Gulf Coast Services Center (a subdivision of the Coastal Services Center).


This website is supported through funding from the Northern Gulf Institute, a NOAA Cooperative Institute.