Through an umbrella program, the Flower Gardens Ocean Research Program (FGORP), scientists and students from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and several other Gulf coast universities have been able to utilize offshore oil/gas production platforms as field stations from which to conduct research and undertake training in scientific diving technology. As a cooperative program with several offshore oils and gas producers, the research and training conducted through FGORP has been effective, productive, and cost efficient.
The Marine Technology Society Journal is the flagship publication of the Marine Technology Society. It publishes the highest caliber, peer-reviewed papers on subjects of interest to the society: marine technology, ocean science, marine policy and education. The Journal is dedicated to publishing timely special issues on emerging ocean community concerns while also showcasing general interest and student-authored works.