Research Centers


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Center for Coastal Studies (CCS)

The Center for Coastal Studies is an interdisciplinary marine research institute which conducts basic and applied research, ecological monitoring, public education outreach, and graduate-level education and research programs. CCS scientists and students work on marine topics from the Texas Coastal Bend to the farthest reaches of the Gulf of Mexico. These scientists efforts contribute significantly to our understanding of the marine environments on which much of the quality of our lives is dependent.


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The Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI)

The Harte Research Institute (HRI) for Gulf of Mexico Studies is an endowed and developing research institute at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Its mission is to support and advance the long-term sustainable use and conservation of the Gulf of Mexico. HRI will encourage a tri-national responsibility and approach to understanding the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem, including the United States, Mexico, and Cuba, and it will promote excellence and innovation in interdisciplinary scientific research, public policy initiatives, and education of the public.


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Conrad Blucher Institute (CBI)

The Conrad Blucher Institute conducts innovative research and encourages scientists and engineers to develop and apply technology solutions relevant to surveying, scientific measurements, and to the issues in the Gulf of Mexico region. The Institute maintains a national reputation for developing innovative geospatial science research and serves as a focused resource area for geospatial datasets.  Our projects consist of coastal monitoring, mapping dynamic boundaries such shorelines and rivers, beach erosion studies, oceanic/atmospheric predictions and other related research including analysis of point clouds collected with Unmanned Aerial Systems. To provide for the unique needs of Texas surveyors, CBI develops and organizes strong continuing education and research programs in GIS, Geomatics and Geospatial Computing.


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Center for Water Supply Studies (CWSS)

The Center For Water Supply Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi was organized in 1991 to initiate cross-disciplinary research on water resources and other water related issues in South Texas. The Center focuses on research and education to develop professionals and leaders who can recognize and address water issues. Through active new research the Center provides information needed to evaluate alternative strategies for local and regional management of surface and subsurface water resources.


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Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)

The goal of SRD is to build grant writing capabilities and proposal development skills among TEES researchers and to establish statewide partnerships to seek external funding for projects and centers that will promote national recognition of the academic and research excellence supported through the infrastructure of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station Research Divisions.