Research Centers/Institutes

Center For Coastal Studies

Center for Coastal Studies (CCS)

The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) is an interdisciplinary marine research institute. CCS 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 local area of the Texas Coastal Bend to the farthest reaches of the Gulf of Mexico and beyond, with projects that also include the east and west coasts, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Center for Water Supply Studies (CWSS)

The Center For Water Supply Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi focuses on research and education to develop professionals and leaders who can recognize and address water issues. Through active research CWSS provides the information needed to evaluate alternative strategies for local and regional management of surface and subsurface water resources.
Conrad Blucher Institute

Conrad Blucher Institute (CBI) for Surveying and Science

The Conrad Blucher Institute conducts innovative research and encourages scientists and professional engineers to develop and apply technology solutions relevant to surveying, scientific measurements, and to the issues in the Gulf of Mexico region. The Institute has achieved and maintains a national reputation for developing innovative geospatial science research and serves as a focused resource area for geospatial datasets relevant to the coastal environment.

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.
Lone Star UAS Center

Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation

The Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation (LSUASC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi was established by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents on Oct. 31, 2013, as a research center in partnership with the Texas A&M University Engineering Experiment Station (TEES).
National Spill Control School

National Spill Control School

The National Spill Control School, was established in 1977 and was named as a consulting, training, and research resource for the National Response Team in the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. The NSCS offers specialized hands-on OSHA mandated training for professionals and workers in the Oil Spill, HAZMAT, and Emergency Management industries as well as others in exploration, production, and transportation who deal with spill prevention, planning, and response.

South Texas Economic Development Center

The mission of South Texas Economic Development Center (STEDC) is to support and advance sustainable economic and community development in South Texas, particularly the Coastal Bend region. STEDC provides consulting, education, research and data services to community stakeholders, including government and economic development agencies, and businesses.

Affiliated Centers