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 CoastJune 2, 2017
David ShawMississippi State's chief research officer will play a key leadership role in a new statewide maritime technologies initiative.
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Gov. Phil Bryant announced the formation of his Ocean Task Force today [June 1] in Gulfport.
David Shaw, vice president for research and economic development at MSU, will serve as co-chair.
The governor has charged the group with developing a master plan to identify and meet critical needs for economic development around maritime technologies, including unmanned maritime systems (UMS).
"The State of Mississippi and Mississippi State University possess a number of unique assets that position us at the center of unmanned and autonomous systems development. These new technologies have the potential to transform how we manage the critical resources along the Coast and throughout the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem," Shaw said.
According to the Governor's Office, several existing factors provide a strong foundation to attract the unmanned maritime systems industry to the state. Among them:
Mississippi State is engaged in a wide range of R&D initiatives in the region, including:
The Governor's Ocean Task Force includes members with diverse backgrounds in research, industry, academia, non-governmental organizations and economic development. They will work to complete their report in 120 days.
Learn more about research at Mississippi State at www.research.msstate.edu.
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