Former GRI Director Appointed to Governor's GOM Commission

Geosystems Research Institute
August 17, 2010


Story PhotoDavid Shaw, former director of GRI and Mississippi State's Vice President for Research and Economic Development, has been selected by Governor Haley Barbour to serve on a commission which will study the impacts of the BP oil spill and develop a long-term recovery plan for the Gulf region.

The Mississippi Gulf of Mexico Commission will consist of a 34-member board of scientists and business leaders with representatives of state and local governments serving as ex-officio members. The commission will work closely with the Gulf of Mexico Alliance and various state agencies to develop a plan which will be submitted to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, former governor of Mississippi and head of Gulf Coast recovery efforts.

For more information please view: Mississippi State University News

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