STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Northern Gulf Institute, headed by Mississippi State University, and a group of institutions in Mexico announced their partnership to advance studies of the Gulf of Mexico's ecosystem.
According to Steven Ashby, co-director of The Northern Gulf Institute, the groups expect to develop projects covering everything between water quality, habitat conservation and restoration and environmental education.
The agreement recently signed with the Consorcio de Instituciones de Investigación Marina del Golfo de México also supports joint research activities with other organizations and governmental agencies that have an interest in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Northern Gulf Institute is headquartered at MSU's Science and Technology Center and also includes a collaboration between the University of Southern Mississippi, Louisiana State University, Florida State University and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.