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Artificial Intelligence in Blue Economy Podcast Features NGI Deputy Director and Navy, NOAA Leadership (January 4, 2023)


Geosystems Research and Northern Gulf Research Institutes' Director Earns MSU's Highest Research Award (November 29, 2022)

NGI Researcher, Rudzin, Awarded Part of $17.5 Million to Study Air-ocean-wave Interaction in Tropical Cyclones (November 28, 2022)

Tracking Where, When and Why Sea Turtles Die (October 28, 2022)

Northern Gulf Researcher, Kim Wood Explains, "How Hurricane Season Went from Quiet to a 'Powder Keg,'' in this Scientific American Story (September 23, 2022)

MSU NGI Meteorologist: Dry Air, Other Variables Taking Teeth out of Atlantic Hurricane Season (September 12, 2022)

Jamese Sims Joins Northern Gulf Institute as Deputy Director, Strategic Advisor for Federal Partnerships (September 2, 2022)

NOAA-Supported Scientists from NGI Research Partner, LOUISIANA UNIVERSITIES MARINE CONSORTIUM, Releases Report for Gulf of Mexico "Dead Zone" (August 4, 2022)

Below-average Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' measured by NOAA Supported NGI Partners (August 4, 2022)

Making the Unpredictable Predictable in Hurricane Forecasts (August 2, 2022)

Northern Gulf Institute Recognizes Scientists for Outstanding Research (July 7, 2022)

NGI and Partners at the 2022 Gulf of Mexico Conference (June 6, 2022)

NGI Research Partner LSU/LUMCON 's Forecast for Summer Hypoxic Zone Size for Northern Gulf of Mexico (June 2, 2022)

Story Map Shows Hurricane Ida's Impact on Vulnerable Communities from Louisiana to New York (May 16, 2022)

AOML Features NGI Studies on eDNA Sampling Technology and an Ocean Acidification Buffer Zone (May 12, 2022)

Study Introduces Mitohelper - Tool that Improves the Usability of Fish eDNA Data for Research (May 10, 2022)

Curricula Development for Underwater Glider Operations Program (March 4, 2022)

Going into the Eye of the Storm for Better Hurricane Predictions (March 4, 2022)

Study Finds Existing and Planted Shoreline Vegetation Respond Differently to Breakwater Protection (March 4, 2022)

NGI and NOAA's AOML Study Reveals River Runoff Creates a Buffer Zone for Ocean Acidification in the Gulf of Mexico (February 28, 2022)

MSU NGI Researcher and Geosciences Faculty Member Named President of National Weather Association (January 31, 2022)

NGI Researcher, Rudzin, Earns Postdoctoral Award for Atmospheric-oceanic Hurricane Research (January 10, 2022)


National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine awards MSU's Nyadjro an Early-Career Research Fellowship (October 13, 2021)

NGI and the Mississippi Aquarium Partner, Launch First MSU-SEAS Program (August 26, 2021)

Larger-than-average Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone' Measured (August 3, 2021)

NGI, an MSU-led and NOAA Cooperative Institute, to Receive Up to $86 Million for Gulf of Mexico Research (July 16, 2021)

NGI and NOAA Research Partner, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Release 2021 Northern Gulf of Mexico Summer Hypoxic Zone Size Forecast (June 7, 2021)

Northern Gulf Institute's Cebrian and Geosystems Research Institute's Turnage, Recognized for Outstanding Research Accomplishments (April 27, 2021)

National Water Center Seeks to Hire Two Physical Scientists (March 26, 2021)


Veteran Marine Scientist Named Co-director of Two MSU Research Institutes (December 15, 2020)

NOAA Research is Working with Mississippi State University's NGI and Raspet Flight Research Lab Using Drones to Help Scientists Understand Major Weather Events (November 12, 2020)

NGI Researcher Explains Why Hurricanes Stall and Why it is so Hard to Forecast (September 24, 2020)

Recent Northern Gulf Institute Funded Research, Published In Nature, Shows that One Tropical Storm Passing Through Area Increases the Chance the Next One will be Stronger (September 23, 2020)

Hypoxia Dead Zone Measured to be Smaller this Year (August 4, 2020)

MSU, Mississippi Research Institutions Partner with ERDCWERX to Support Commercialization of ERDC Technologies (July 8, 2020)

MSU Ranks Fourth in U.S. Academia for Supercomputing Power (June 29, 2020)

NGI's Research Partner, Louisiana University's Marine Consortium (LUMCON), Releases Summer 2020 Hypoxia Report (June 3, 2020)

NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami, Forida, Accepting Applications for a Transition Manager Position (May 1, 2020)

The Water Institute of the Gulf has 3 Job Positions Open (May 1, 2020)

MSU Celebrates NGI, HPC2 and CAVS Research Success with Annual Awards (April 21, 2020)

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Environmental Studies Offers Cooperative Agreement Opportunity (March 16, 2020)

MSU, NOAA Celebrate Orion Supercomputer (January 6, 2020)


Commercial Drone UAV Features Moorhead's Expertise on Drone Environmental Research, Surveying and Mapping (December 9, 2019)

Ambrose Recognized by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's NCEI (November 25, 2019)

NBC NEWS Learning Channel Highlights NGI Assistant Director's Research in Collaboration with NOAA's AOML (November 14, 2019)

MSU's NGI, HPC2 and NOAA Partner to Protect People and Property with Powerful Supercomputer System (November 12, 2019)

MSU’s Northern Gulf Institute Partner with NOAA, USM, MTS, to Teach Students Marine Science (August 29, 2019)

NGI Marine Scientist Helps NOAA Explore Methane Seep Field off The NC Coast (August 20, 2019)

NGI and NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory Study Shows Nutrients Entering Biscayne Bay (August 14, 2019)

MSU's Northern Gulf Institute Needs a Research Associate to Work on Scientific Data Monitoring, Assessment and Analysis Projects with NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (August 14, 2019)

MSU's Northern Gulf Institute Needs an Assistant or Associate Research Professor to Analyze and Assess Oceanographic Data at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (August 14, 2019)

NGI Research Partner, Louisiana University's Marine Consortium, State that Oxygen Levels are Just Slightly Lower than Forecasted, but still 8th Largest Gulf 'Dead Zone' in History (August 1, 2019)

Heartland to Gulf: Farmers, Agricultural Leaders and Natural Resource Professionals Work to Reduce Gulf Hypoxia (July 31, 2019)

Mississippi State Researchers are Examining the Economic Impact of the Bonnet Carré Spillway’s Opening on the Gulf Coast Seafood Industry (July 26, 2019)

NGI's Co-Director, Steve Ashby, Serves on Advisory Panel that Supports NCCOS Workshop on Hypoxia's Effects on Marine Life (July 24, 2019)

New Supercomputer at MSU's HPC2 Ranks 4th Fastest in U.S. Academia: Supercomputer to Power NGI and NOAA Research (June 19, 2019)

Via NOAA: NOAA Announces NOAA Honors Program (June 18, 2019)

A June 2019 Forecast Shows Largest Ever Deadzone in Report Published by NGI Partner LSU Marine Consortium's Nancy Rabalais (June 11, 2019)

Fox News Shares NGI's Anna Linhoss' Expertise about how Fresh Water Diverted into the Gulf Coast Affects Marine Life and the Fishing Industry (June 7, 2019)

Shaw Named MSU’s New Provost and Executive Vice President (June 5, 2019)

MSU Marine Scientist’s Work Published in ‘Nature Ecology & Evolution’ (April 11, 2019)

HPC2 Administrator, GRI, NGI, and CAVS Researchers Earn Recognition for Exceptional Research and Leadership Honors (April 3, 2019)

ASSURE Lead Mississippi State University's Northern Gulf Institute makes Weather Nation Headlines by Helping NOAA's US National Weather Service North Central River Forecast Center (April 2, 2019)

Northern Gulf Institute Uses Drone's Eyes to Focus on Floodwaters to Help NOAA Improve Forecast Predicitons (March 20, 2019)

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium Announces the 2019 NOAA Coastal Management/Digital Coast Fellowship Competition (January 3, 2019)


Moorhead and Ashby on WRJW's 'Spotlight on 'Stennis' Morning Drive Radio Show (November 27, 2018)

NGI and NOAA Researchers Help Students Learn about Import Factors that Impact Water Quality (November 19, 2018)

Marine Scientist Chosen for Leadership Role at MSU Research Institute (November 19, 2018)

Executive Director of the National Hurricane Center Inspired as a Student while at Mississippi State (October 29, 2018)

Linhoss Named to Research Leadership Role (October 1, 2018)

University and Government Scientists Release 2018 Summer Cruise for Hypoxia 'Dead Zone' Report (August 2, 2018)

Abstracts Being Accepted for an AGU Session on Coastal Sustainability and Resilience (July 25, 2018)

Mississippi State’s Northern Gulf Institute Supports NOAA Okeanos Explorer, ‘America’s Ship for Exploration’ (June 29, 2018)

Mississippi State University #UAS Partnerships with DHS, U.S. Coast Guard Big Steps Forward (June 11, 2018)

NGI and Dauphin Island Shark Expert Studies Predators' Underwater Paradise (May 17, 2018)

NGI and GRI's Moorhead and MAFES' Davis and Linhoss Lead New MSU Study to Evaluate Wetland Restoration Efforts (February 8, 2018)

The MSU Office of Research and Economic Development's HPC2 Member Research Centers and Institutes Play a Key Role in Building Economic Development in State (January 18, 2018)


Fulbright Taps Shaw for U.S.-France International Education Administrators Program (August 14, 2017)

2016 Hypoxia Monitoring Workshop Report Now Available (July 7, 2017)

NOAA's Office for Coastal Management Seeking to Fill Social Scientist Position in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (July 7, 2017)

Mississippi Today Headlines GRI and NGI Researchers' Work: When Invasive Plants Attack, a New Tech Tool Can Nip it in the Bud (June 23, 2017)

Mississippi State's VP of Research Leads Task-force that will Tap ASSURE, Northern Gulf and Geostyems Research Institute's UAS Research to Meet Critical Needs for Economic Development on Gulf Coast (June 2, 2017)

NGI and GRI Coastal Researcher's Work Make NOLA.com Headlines (June 2, 2017)

Mississippi State's ASSUREuas, GRI and NGI will give Governor UAS Demonstrations During Visit to Coast (May 31, 2017)

Post-Doc, GIS-Analyst and Ph.D Assistantship Positions Announced Through the Strategic Conservation Assessment of Gulf Coast Landscapes Project (May 12, 2017)

Project Assessment Coordinator for the Strategic Conservation Assessment of Gulf Coast Landscapes (SCA) Project. (April 6, 2017)


NSF Survey: Mississippi State Ranked Among the Nation's Top 100 Research Institutions (November 21, 2016)

GRI and NGI Researcher is Awarded with Early Career Research Fellowship (October 31, 2016)

New User-Friendly Web Tool Brings Power of GIS to the Public (October 20, 2016)

The Northern Gulf Institute Renews Agreement with EPA (August 23, 2016)

Mississippians Are Helping Lead Way on Commercial Use of Drones (July 19, 2016)

Cochran: Northern Gulf Institute Gets Expanded Role as Mississippi Wins New NOAA Award (July 18, 2016)

Northern Gulf Institute Named NOAA's Cooperative Institute for the Gulf of Mexico Region (July 18, 2016)

ASSURE Partner, Mississippi State NGI and NOAA Transform Science with UAS (July 15, 2016)

The Sea Grant Oil Spill Outreach Program in Gulf Of Mexico Seeks Science Communicator (May 12, 2016)

Dannreuther and Reynolds Earn University Research Awards (April 29, 2016)

NGI and Multi-team Partnership Recognized Nationally for Scientific Excellence (April 13, 2016)

Mississippi State Researchers Helping Officials Monitor, Manage Forest Restoration After Wildfire (March 29, 2016)

Ocean Exploration on NOAA Okeoanos Explorer: NGI/MSU Grad Student’s Expedition is Chance of a Lifetime (March 23, 2016)

NEW DIGITAL COAST FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Deadline to Apply May 6, 2016 (March 22, 2016)

After the Burn: Using UAS to Monitor and Manage Forest Restoration (March 18, 2016)

North Gulf of Mexico Site Cooperative Internship: Deadline to Apply is April 8 (March 18, 2016)

Gulf Research Program Accepting Applications for New Funding Opportunity (March 4, 2016)

NGI and NOAA Offer Paid Internship Program: Dealine to Apply is March 18, 2016 (March 1, 2016)

Twenty Agencies Form Monitoring Network to Help Save Avian Wildlife (February 16, 2016)

Apply for 2016 Directorate Research Assistant Fellows Program by January 31 (January 19, 2016)

Nominations Wanted for Powe, Research Awards (January 11, 2016)

Gulf Coast Reporters' League Magazine Highlights Northern Gulf Institute (January 11, 2016)


NGI's Partner The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium Announces the 2016 NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship Competition. (December 14, 2015)

College of Arts and Sciences Researcher of the Month: Adam Skarke (December 1, 2015)

Two HPC2 Member Institutes help the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Complete Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (November 6, 2015)

Now Available: Sea Grant Brochures on Gulf of Mexico Fisheries (September 29, 2015)

NOAA Researchers will use 2015 Season to Improve Hurricane Track and Intensity Forecasts (May 29, 2015)

Mississippi State Honors Funderburk and Fitzpatrick at 2015 Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Awards Ceremony (May 5, 2015)

National Acadamies' Gulf Research Program Upcoming Funding Opportunity (April 23, 2015)

Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative Administers Meeting to Coordinate Conservation Strategies (April 8, 2015)

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Offers Paid Internships (March 25, 2015)

2015 Oil Spill Science Conference Wrapping Up (February 20, 2015)

Vice President of Research and Economic Development Earns National Award (February 13, 2015)

UAS Magazine Talks to Robert Moorhead about UAS Public Education (February 9, 2015)

AUVSI's Magazine Highlights GRI/NGI UAS Research and MSU's ASSURE UAS Alliance (February 6, 2015)

NOAA - Northern Gulf Institute Diversity Internship Program Seeks Mentors and Applicants (January 30, 2015)

White Paper Released to Help Improve Hypoxia Forecast Models (January 9, 2015)

Study Finds Three Ways Oill Spill Impacts Gulf Seaweed (January 6, 2015)


Mississippi State's UAS Expertise on Display (December 22, 2014)

NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program Issues Funding Call for Gulf Projects (December 19, 2014)

NOAA Sea Grant Announcements (December 15, 2014)

NGI Led Group to Study Impacts of Oil in Gulf of Mexico (November 24, 2014)

GRIIDC- One Stop Web Shop for Gulf of Mexico Research (November 13, 2014)

University Names Computing Center for Portera (October 13, 2014)

NGI Co-Director Shares Words of the Wise to Protect Water Resources (September 24, 2014)

Study Identifies Highly-Efficient Methane-Eating Microbe Present after Oil Spill (September 16, 2014)

Mississipppi State and NOAA Scientists Team-up with Liquid Robotics to Improve Huricane Forecasts (August 26, 2014)

NGI Working with NOAA to Improve Hurricane Forecasts (August 22, 2014)

Mississippi State Climbs Supercomputing Ranks (August 14, 2014)

Glider Implementation Plan for Hypoxia Monitoring in the Gulf of Mexico (June 20, 2014)

NASA's Chief Scientist and Deputy Chief Scientist visit NGI and GOMA (March 24, 2014)

Ms. Watson Accepts Position with the Northern Gulf Institute (March 21, 2014)

MSU-led Institute Partners with Mexican Researchers (March 13, 2014)


2014 NOAA-NGI Diversity Internship Program (December 4, 2013)

Funding Available for Environmental Research and Development (November 18, 2013)

HPC2 Boosts MSU Supercomputing Power (October 2, 2013)

2013 Diversity Internship Program Summary (September 17, 2013)

The Northern Gulf Institute Gets the Science "Out There" (September 16, 2013)

NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program Unveils New Website (July 25, 2013)

Mississippi State Signs UAS Agreement (July 23, 2013)

NGI-funded Research Published in Land Economics Journal (May 6, 2013)

NGI Researchers Discuss Lack of Oil Spill Research Funding (April 23, 2013)

MSU EcoCAR2 on Display at Infinity Science Center (April 23, 2013)

NGI Researcher Completes Survey on Louisiana Wetlands (April 23, 2013)

NGI Advisor Dave Ruple accepts award for Grand Bay NERR (April 16, 2013)

UAS Workshop Summary is Highlighted by NOAA (April 10, 2013)

Oyster Studies Indicate No Changes in Oil-related Contamination Pre- and Post-Oil Spill (February 12, 2013)

7th Annual NGI Conference Date Announced (February 11, 2013)

Marine Science Educator Job Openings- Discovery Hall Programs, Dauphin Island Sea Lab (January 22, 2013)

Upcoming ADCNR Workshops Announced (January 11, 2013)

NOAA-NGI Diversity Internship Program seeks summer interns, mentors (January 11, 2013)

Gulf Coast Research Lab Librarian Releases Book (January 10, 2013)

Lartigue wins NOAA Employee of the Month Award (January 8, 2013)


Scientific Journal Focuses on Gulf Region and Oil Spill Research (December 14, 2012)

NOAA to Offer Free Online ISO Metadata Training (December 13, 2012)

MSU College of Engineering Distance Education Reception Held (December 5, 2012)

Maroon Research TV Tours MSU Science and Technology Center (November 28, 2012)

2012 Stennis Space Center Diversity Day Held (November 13, 2012)

Poss Named MSU HPC2 Strategic Initiatives Director (November 12, 2012)

GRI Hurricane Expert Quoted in New York Times (October 29, 2012)

MSU Researcher McAnally to become MWRA President (October 29, 2012)

Grand Opening for MSU Science and Technology Center Held (October 17, 2012)

Senator Roger Wicker to Speak at Grand Opening of MSU Science and Technology Center (October 9, 2012)

MSU Opens New Business Incubator Building in Research Park (September 18, 2012)

New Integrated Ecosystem Assessments are Completed by NGI Ecosystem Team (September 18, 2012)

Hurricanes and Oil Spills: Looking Back for Better Predictions (September 11, 2012)

MSU Storm Surge Models Aid Isaac Response (August 28, 2012)

MSU Participates in Stennis Space Center Take Our Children To Work Day (August 2, 2012)

NGI Research Highlight: Red Snapper (July 9, 2012)

Identification of Marsh Stress Hot Spots Leads to Restoration Tool (June 19, 2012)

NGI Convenes to Improve Resiliency and Conservation of the Northern Gulf of Mexico (June 4, 2012)

GRI Assistant Research Professor Recieves GCE Grant (May 9, 2012)

NOAA Exploration Command Center Opens at MSU at Stennis Space Center (April 23, 2012)

NGI Collaborates in Cost-savings Project to Secure Coastal Imagery (February 28, 2012)

NGI Researcher: Katrina had Minimal Impact on East Pearl River (February 8, 2012)

NOAA Deputy Administrator Visits NGI (February 6, 2012)

2012 NOAA-NGI Diversity Internship Program (February 2, 2012)


DoD and NOAA to Implement New Wind and Pressure Forecasting System Developed by MSU Researchers (December 1, 2011)

NGI and NOAA to Continue Collaborative Partnership (November 14, 2011)

Stennis Space Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary (October 28, 2011)

NGI Council of Fellows Plan Next 5 Years (October 21, 2011)

NGI-associated Researchers from DISL, FSU and MSU Selected for Continued Support on the Gulf Research Initiative (July 1, 2011)

GRI Researcher Receives Additional Funding for Oil Spill Research (June 30, 2011)

2011 NGI Annual Conference Held (May 26, 2011)

NGI Gulf Research Initiative Results (May 17, 2011)

NGI Research on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (April 20, 2011)

NGI Research on Deepwater Horizon - One Year In (April 20, 2011)

NGI Research Referenced in New York Times Article (April 12, 2011)

New Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Web Site Established (April 6, 2011)

NGI Hosts the NOAA Operational Storm Surge Inundation Mapping Workshop (March 15, 2011)

Geologic Phosphate Deposits Are a Large Source of Phosphorus to Many Estuaries along the South Atlantic and Gulf Coasts - USGS Findings (March 11, 2011)

Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Services Valuation Database Unveiled by Harte Research Insititute (March 8, 2011)

GRI Researcher Named MWRRI Director (March 1, 2011)

NGI Leadership Changes Announced (January 27, 2011)

NGI Activates Gulf of Mexico BP Research Projects (January 10, 2011)

NGI Research Direction and Structure - Impacts on Ecosystems Provide Focus for Research (January 10, 2011)

A Land-to-Sea Perspective to Monitoring and Assessing Water Quality (January 10, 2011)