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NIUST Director of Seabed Technology appointed to Methane Hydrate Committee
This story entered on 16th Feb, 2004 06:00:00 AM PST

The National Institute of Undersea Science and Technology (NIUST), a partnership between NOAA's Undersea Research Program, the University of Mississippi and the University of Southern Mississippi since 2001, is focused on national and global research issues, and specifically on developing new products from the sea and new technologies for exploring the ocean's harsh and extreme environments.

NIUST is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. J. Robert Woolsey, Director of NIUST's Seabed Technology Research Center, to the Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee. The appointment was made by the Secretary of Energy. The Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee develops recommendations and priorities on methane hydrate research with a primary focus on the use of hydrates and associated free gas as a potential energy source and the effect of hydrates on global climate.

Dr. Woolsey is a great addition to this advisory panel. In addition to Dr. Woolsey's participation, Barbara Moore, Director of NOAA's Undersea Research Program, serves as the Department of Commerce representative to the Interagency Coordination Committee on Methane Hydrates Research and Development as undersea research is a critical component of the hydrate research and development program.

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