GOMURC Brochure
GOMURC Bylaws.


AL– Alabama Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium

John Valentine, Executive Director
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
101 Bienville Blvd.
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
251-861-2141 (x2376)

FL– Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO)

LA– Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College (LSU System)

Clint Willson, Dean
College of the Coast and Environment
Louisiana State University
93 South Quad Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Brian Roberts, Director
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
8124 Highway 56
Chauvin, LA 70344

MS– Mississippi Research Consortium

Kelly Lucas, Director
Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center
The University of Southern Mississippi
Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
703 East Beach Drive
Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Leila Hamdan, Associate Director
School of Ocean Science and Engineering
The University of Southern Mississippi
703 East Beach Drive
Ocean Springs, MS 39564

TX– Texas Research Consortium

Greg Stunz, Senior Executive Director
Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5869
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Antonietta Quigg
Texas A&M University – Galveston
200 Seawolf Parkway
Galveston, TX, 77553


GOMURC unites and represents 80 public and private institutions, all members of their state’s Principal Member consortium.

Research Capabilities: members have critical assets for support of marine research– please visit consortia web sites below and GOMURC’s Ocean Asset Inventory database to learn more.


As defined in GOMURC’s Bylaws, the GOMURC Board includes:

  • Ten Primary Academic State representatives, two from each GoM state, including: 1) Principal Member leader or someone they designate to serve as long as they are leaders of their state consortium or system; 2) a second seat selected by each consortium or system lead to enhance the demographic, geographic, and disciplinary diversity of the Board and engage member institutions more broadly across the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Up to five at-large members also intended to expand the diversity and expertise of the Board.
  • Up to five non-voting advisors may be filled for a period of 1 year as approved by the Board with the intention of promoting regional partnerships and retaining expertise of past Board members.


The GOMURC office and coordinator are currently located on the campus of the Harte Research Institute, Corpus Christi, TX.