Dr. Stephan Howden

Dr. Stephan D. Howden is a Professor in the Department of Marine Science at the University of Southern Mississippi and Director of the Hydrographic Science Research Center, where he has directed the Central Gulf of Mexico Ocean Observing System since 2003. Howden has been involved with what became the GCOOS since 2003.

Dr. Howden received his Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island, a Master of Science from Michigan State University, and a Bachelor of Science from the University at Buffalo. He has been with USM since 2000.

Project Title

  • “Sustained Coastal Monitoring of Surface Currents in the Mississippi Bight through the Central Gulf of Mexico Ocean Observing System ; Northern Gulf of Mexico Glider Sentinel Line ; Ocean Acidification Monitoring in the Hypoxic Zone of the Louisiana Shelf”


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Supplemental Awards

  • Accelerate Improvements in Hurricane Intensity Forecasting through Underwater Glider Field Campaigns
  • Repairs and Replacements of Marine Observational Assets Damaged during 2020 and 2021 in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Modernization and Recapitalization of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System