May 6, 2019

MBRACE Director Kelly Darnell presented on partnerships and collaborations facilitated by MBRACE at the MDMR “State of Our Coast” meeting in Biloxi, MS in the “Coastal Partnerships for Restoration” Panel. The theme of the meeting was “Power of Partnerships”.


May 1, 2019

Dr. Kelly Darnell appointed as MBRACE Director. Kelly held the position of MBRACE Deputy Director from January 2017 - April 2019.


February 4-7, 2019

MBRACE administrators attended the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science (GOMOSES) conference in New Orleans, LA. MBRACE Deputy Director Kelly Darnell presented in the session “RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Research Grant Programs – Gulf Research to Inform Policy and Management” and served on a panel, where she discussed MBRACE activities and collaborations. The theme of the conference was "Minding the Gaps: Research Priorities for Response, Restoration, and Resilience". 


November 14, 2018

MBRACE administrators met with the Executive Steering Committee and External Advisory Group in Hattiesburg, MS for the annual face-to-face meeting to discuss the MBRACE program and its’ progress.

MBRACE Director, Denis Wiesenburg, provides background on the history of the Center of Excellence Research Grants Program (CERGP) to the ESC and EAG.

MBRACE Director, Denis Wiesenburg, provides background on the history of the Center of Excellence Research Grants Program (CERGP) to the ESC and EAG.


November 13, 2018

MBRACE displayed a booth at the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Restoration Summit on November 13, 2018 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi.

MBRACE administrators at the 2018 Restoration Summit. From left to right: Landry Bernard (MBRACE Chief Scientist) and Kelly Darnell (MBRACE Deputy Director).

MBRACE administrators at the 2018 Restoration Summit. From left to right: Landry Bernard (MBRACE Chief Scientist) and Kelly Darnell (MBRACE Deputy Director).

MBRACE-funded investigators displayed technology used in their projects. From left to right: Kamal Ali (JSU), Robert Moorhead (MSU), Greg Easson (UM), and graduate student Jarett Bell (UM).

MBRACE-funded investigators displayed technology used in their projects. From left to right: Kamal Ali (JSU), Robert Moorhead (MSU), Greg Easson (UM), and graduate student Jarett Bell (UM).


February 5-8, 2018

MBRACE administrators attended the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science (GOMOSES) conference in New Orleans, LA and presented a poster on the MBRACE program. The theme of the conference was "Response, Restoration, and Resiliency in the Gulf." You can check out the MBRACE poster here.


October 25, 2017

 

MBRACE displayed a booth at the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Restoration Summit on November 14, 2017 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi. More information about the Restoration Summit can be found here.

MBRACE administrators at the 2017 Mississippi Restoration Summit. From left to right: Denis Wiesenburg, Diana Lovejoy, Kelly Darnell, Landry Bernard

MBRACE administrators at the 2017 Mississippi Restoration Summit. From left to right: Denis Wiesenburg, Diana Lovejoy, Kelly Darnell, Landry Bernard


September 1, 2017

MBRACE awards $2.5 million to researchers from The University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, The University of Southern Mississippi, and Jackson State University under the Core Research Program. Projects are focused on understanding oyster reefs and their sustainability. 


May 1, 2017

Agreement executed between The University of Southern Mississippi and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to provide funds for MBRACE.


August 26, 2016

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality receives the Notice of Award from the U.S. Department of the Treasury designating MBRACE as the Center of Excellence for Mississippi.