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Latest Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi Stories

2014-03-13 16:21:27

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi continued its preparations to be fully operational as one of only six federal test sites for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with another series of test flight missions this week over South Texas ranchland. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120502/DC99584LOGO Researchers have been conducting missions twice a day with the University's RS-16 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), and...

2014-03-03 16:22:33

HOUSTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Restoration is the focus of the third "State of the Gulf of Mexico" summit to be held in Houston, in March, by the Harte Research Institute (HRI) for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. "The Gulf of Mexico is our nation's most vital marine resource and the ninth largest body of water in the world," said Dr. Larry McKinney, Director of HRI. "This summit will bring together Gulf state leaders in government,...

2013-12-30 12:20:15

Video: http://youtu.be/Pygs5sswvqE CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas has been named a test site for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), based on a statewide proposal led by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120502/DC99584LOGO) "We are proud to be a part of this historic moment in aviation history," said Dr. Flavius...

2013-10-30 16:31:33

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. John R. Gold, an expert in the field of Genetics, has joined the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He will begin his work as Regents Professor and Endowed Chair for Genetics and Biodiversity on Jan. 1, 2014. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120502/DC99584LOGO) "Dr. Gold's passion for genetics research makes him a perfect fit for the...

2013-10-11 20:20:23

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Texas Municipal League (TML) has adopted a resolution supporting the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi application to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to be named one of six federal unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) test sites. The vote was made Friday, Oct. 11, at the groups 2013 Annual Conference in Austin. "With the backing of Governor Rick Perry, we are the only site in Texas being considered," said...

2013-09-25 16:20:58

Scientists publish first analysis of post-spill sediment ecosystem impacts surrounding wellhead CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Impacts to the deep ­sea, soft-sediment ecosystem in a large area surrounding the 2010 Deepwater Horizon wellhead blowout and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have been discovered. Because the deep-sea is cold, it could take decades to recover from the spill's impacts, according to a scientific paper reported in...

2013-03-11 12:20:31

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will conduct the first mission over the Gulf of Mexico with their unmanned aircraft from Monday, March 11, through Friday, March 15. High Resolution Photos: Flickr Slideshow YouTube Video: http://youtu.be/HGqlxym_CNI The unmanned aircraft, commonly called a "drone," will acquire data over the Gulf and South Texas ranchland as part of their search for new applications of unmanned aerial...

2013-03-07 16:21:39

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Larry McKinney, Executive Director of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, has been asked to lead a congressional briefing about artificial reefs on Monday, March 11, in Washington, D.C. The briefing has been organized by the International Conservation Caucus Foundation. Approximately 4,000 oil and gas platforms that dot the northwestern Gulf of Mexico...

2012-10-02 10:21:30

R/V Falkor provided by Schmidt Ocean Institute with tours open to the public Oct. 5 CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists with the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) and the College of Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will study the oceanography of the South Texas coast, including influences on the distribution of red tide while aboard the R/V Falkor...

2012-09-26 10:21:35

Video: Lionfish sighting Non-native predators may impact Gulf ecosystems; endanger fishermen and divers CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Footage shot by scientists with the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies is the first documented video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8MHwZIBuxE&feature=youtu.be) confirmation that a new non-native marine predator may pose a threat to the ecology of the waters along the Texas coast. Lionfish,...