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Weather Channel, NOAA Feature Study on Gulf of Mexico Warming

February 3, 2023 - Oceanic warming occurs around the world, but its ecological and economic impacts vary by region. To understand warming in the Gulf of Mexico and its regional consequences, scientists with the NOAA National ...

Artificial Intelligence in Blue Economy Podcast Features NGI Deputy Director and Navy, NOAA Leadership

January 4, 2023 - Jamese D. Sims, Ph.D., Deputy Director of the Northern Gulf Institute and Strategic Advisor for Federal Partnerships at Mississippi State University joins Rear Admiral, Tim Gallaudet, Ph.D., U.S. Navy ...
MSU President Mark E. Keenum and Vice President for Research and Economic Development Julie Jordan present the 2022 Ralph E. Powe 
Research Excellence Award

Geosystems Research and Northern Gulf Research Institutes' Director Earns MSU's Highest Research Award

November 29, 2022 - Mississippi State University celebrated its 2022 research achievements and honored distinguished faculty and staff at its annual research awards celebration. 2022 saw MSU announce an all-time high in ...
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NGI Researcher, Rudzin, Awarded Part of $17.5 Million to Study Air-ocean-wave Interaction in Tropical Cyclones

November 28, 2022 - Mississippi State faculty member Johna Rudzin this fall is receiving part of $17.5 million from the Office of Naval Research as a member of the 2023 Young Investigator Program. She is one of 25 recipients ...
A Kemp's ridley sea turtle on a Texas beach

Tracking Where, When and Why Sea Turtles Die

October 28, 2022 - Five of the world's seven sea turtle species are found in the Gulf of Mexico, and all are classified as threatened or endangered by the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Additional concern for the future of ...
After making landfall in western Cuba on September 27 as a category-3 storm, Hurricane Ian entered the Gulf of Mexico

Northern Gulf Researcher, Kim Wood Explains, "How Hurricane Season Went from Quiet to a 'Powder Keg,'' in this Scientific American Story

September 23, 2022 - For nearly two months, the Atlantic had no hurricane activity. Then September arrived with a flurry of storms. Hurricane activity in the Atlantic Ocean typically begins to ramp up in earnest around mid-August. ...
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MSU NGI Meteorologist: Dry Air, Other Variables Taking Teeth out of Atlantic Hurricane Season

September 12, 2022 - Despite its unusually slow start, a Mississippi State Northern Gulf Institute meteorologist says not to rule out an increase in activity during the last months of the Atlantic Ocean's hurricane season, ...
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Jamese Sims Joins Northern Gulf Institute as Deputy Director, Strategic Advisor for Federal Partnerships

September 2, 2022 - Jamese Sims, an accomplished atmospheric scientist with extensive U.S. government program management experience, is joining Mississippi State as deputy director of the university's Northern Gulf Institute ...
Distribution of bottom-water dissolved oxygen concentration for July

NOAA-Supported Scientists from NGI Research Partner, LOUISIANA UNIVERSITIES MARINE CONSORTIUM, Releases Report for Gulf of Mexico "Dead Zone"

August 4, 2022 - Low dissolved oxygen in the water is often referred to as a "dead zone" because most marine life either dies or if they are mobile such as fish, leaves the area. Habitats that would normally be teeming ...
Nancy Rabalais records data during a cruise aboard the R/V Pelican

Below-average Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' measured by NOAA Supported NGI Partners

August 4, 2022 - Low river discharge is a key factor contributing to this year's dead zone NOAA-supported scientists announced that this year's Gulf of Mexico "dead zone"— an area of low to no oxygen that can kill ...