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Study Introduces Mitohelper - Tool that Improves the Usability of Fish eDNA Data for Research

May 10, 2022 - Biodiversity supports the stability and health of ocean ecosystems and functions, which benefit humans. Research using fish environmental DNA (eDNA) data can detect aquatic biodiversity non-invasively, ...

Curricula Development for Underwater Glider Operations Program

March 4, 2022 - Underwater gliders are increasingly involved in routine and emergency marine data collection, supporting operations and research and development efforts, and operating them requires specialized training. To ...

Going into the Eye of the Storm for Better Hurricane Predictions

March 4, 2022 - Forecasts by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) consider a variety of atmospheric variables, with one being wind speed at the ocean's surface. To improve estimates of surface wind speed, Heather Holbach, ...

Study Finds Existing and Planted Shoreline Vegetation Respond Differently to Breakwater Protection

March 4, 2022 - Shoreline erosion and wetlands loss are critical issues along Gulf of Mexico coastlines. Living shoreline designs that incorporate large-scale breakwaters are increasingly used to protect vulnerable areas. To ...

NGI and NOAA's AOML Study Reveals River Runoff Creates a Buffer Zone for Ocean Acidification in the Gulf of Mexico

February 28, 2022 - A new study by scientists at NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) and Northern Gulf Institute (NGI) has revealed the alkalinity of river runoff to be a crucial factor for ...

MSU NGI Researcher and Geosciences Faculty Member Named President of National Weather Association

January 31, 2022 - Kathy M. Sherman-Morris, a Northern Gulf Institute Researcher and a veteran Mississippi State professor of geosciences, is the new president of the National Weather Association, a nationwide professional ...
Johna Rudzin

NGI Researcher, Rudzin, Earns Postdoctoral Award for Atmospheric-oceanic Hurricane Research

January 10, 2022 - A new Mississippi State University and Northern Gulf Institute researcher and faculty member, Johna Rudzin, earned a postdoctoral research publication award from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering ...

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine awards MSU's Nyadjro an Early-Career Research Fellowship

October 13, 2021 - An associate research professor in Mississippi State's Northern Gulf Institute and Department of Geosciences is one of only eight recipients nationwide this year to earn a National Academies of Sciences, ...

NGI and the Mississippi Aquarium Partner, Launch First MSU-SEAS Program

August 26, 2021 - Twenty-seven students now have a deeper appreciation for protecting the Gulf of Mexico's marine ecosystem. This past weekend, faculty and staff from the Northern Gulf Institute, an NOAA cooperative institute ...

Larger-than-average Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone' Measured

August 3, 2021 - NOAA-supported scientists announced that this year's Gulf of Mexico "dead zone"— an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and marine life — is approximately 6,334 square miles, or equivalent ...