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NOAA Exploration Command Center Opens at MSU at Stennis Space Center

April 23, 2012

The new MSU Science and Technology Center at Stennis is the home to the only NOAA Exploration Command Center in the Southeast. The exploration command center is a state-of-the-art communication hub that provides a two-way communication system that allows scientists on research vessels at sea to collaborate with scientists on shore as they all view live, high-definition video streams of secrets of the sea.

The High Performance Computing Collaboratory at MSU and NOAA's National Coastal Data Development Center which is a division of NOAA's National Oceanographic Data Center provided technical support for the team effort that made the exploration command center possible. The Northern Gulf Institute, a NOAA cooperative institute, which is led by MSU is participating with NOAA's Office Ocean Exploration and Research to coordinate the first use of the technology at Stennis. The NOAA exploration flagship Okeanos Explorer will be exploring the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico through the month.

Read the full press release.