MIST Industry Town Halls

October 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
USM Gulfpark Campus,
730 E Beach Blvd
Long Beach, MS 39560
Marcia McDowell

Marine Industries Science & Technology (MIST)

What is the MIST Cluster?

The Marine Industries Science & Technology (MIST) Cluster is a regional group of organizations involved in the development and implementation of applied technologies for operating in, working around, and monitoring the marine and coastal environments. These organizations – large and small business, federal, state and local agencies, universities, and nonprofits – through their applied technology efforts support other related marine industries in the region which include commercial & recreational fishing, shipbuilding, defense, aqua-mariculture, off shore oil & gas, and environmental restoration and recovery to name a few.

The MIST Cluster is where technology innovators come together with marine industry end-users to understand each other’s capabilities and needs and collaborate to foster expanded business and address shared issues that advance the region’s marine industries. Supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration Regional Innovation Cluster (RIC) program, the MIST Cluster provides high-value, targeted connecting of small businesses with large companies and federal agencies, including networking with potential industry partners abroad.

Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 2:00 PM

USM Gulfpark Campus

Hardy Hall University Club

730 E. Beach Rd (Hwy 90), Long Beach, MS. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Companies wanting to be a part of:

Identifying actions and funding opportunities to address pressing issues in the Northern Gulf

A sustainable collaboration comprised of local organizations that speaks with a larger voice in support of our region

Learn More About:

How the MIST Cluster works and it could enhance your business’ capabilities, prospects and products/services

How MIST can assist your company to network/partner with others to increase visibility and create new opportunities

MIST actions to date – including our first adopted issue – Ocean Observing

How MIST provides a platform for taking YOUR feedback and ideas to adopt more relevant issues for the region

The region-wide Town Hall to be held at the 2016 Ocean Sciences meeting in New Orleans with guest Zdenka Willis, Director US Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Program Office (http://www.ioos.noaa.gov/)