GoMRI Administrative Unit

About GoMRI Administrative Unit

The GoMRI Administrative Unit (GoMRI-AU), is an internal department of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA), and is responsible for the administration and management of the GoMRI research program.   

The roles of the GoMRI Administrative Unit include:

  • Managing the Peer Review Proposal Process (selection decisions will be made by the Research Board),
  • Administering the grants including operating finance and accounting systems that meet federal audit standards,
  • Managing a fully accessible database of results and meta data,
  • Coordinating scientific exchanges amongst the investigators, and
  • Performing communications outreach to widely disseminate research findings and scientific knowledge.

To assist the GoMRI-AU in conducting these tasks, GOMA has contracted the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, the Northern Gulf Institute, and the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies

Administrative Unit Staff

Program Director
Dr. Michael (Mike) Carron

Office Phone: 228-342-6086
Email: michael.carron@gomri.org

Program Manager
Kevin Shaw

Office Phone: 251-223-2080
Email: kevin.shaw@gomri.org

Project Manager
Chris Kirby
Office Phone: 228-215-1246
Email: Chris.Kirby@gomri.org