Coastal Research and Extension Center
The Coastal Research and Extension Center (CREC) was established in 1988. The Coastal Research and Extension Center is Mississippi State University's "southern exposure," linking residents of the coastal region to the university. The center's mission is to conduct research and education programs aimed at developing a better understanding and use of renewable and nonrenewable resources in south Mississippi. Its applied research and educational programs with biological, physical and social systems focus on enhancing the quality of life of residents of Mississippi and other Gulf states.
Research locations include:
- Beaumont Horticulture Unit
- Experimental Seafood Processing Lab
- McNeill Research Unit
- South MS Branch Experiment Station
- White Sands Research Unit
Coastal counties served by the area are: Clarke, Covington, Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jones, Kemper, Lamar, Lauderdale, Marion, Neshoba, Newton, Pearl River, Perry, Stone, and Wayne.