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Marine Science Institute - Support Hurricane Harvey Recovery

The Marine Science Institute needs your help to recover from damages suffered during Hurricane Harvey. So far we have raised $43,005!

More Updates on the Marine Science Institute

October 06, 2017

Thank you again to all whom have contributed to the recovery of the Marine Science Institute and shared this page with others. Thanks to your support, we have been able to now raise over $39,000 for relief efforts in just over a month.

As supporters of the Marine Science Institute, we want to continue to keep you informed on its recovery. Yesterday morning, Provost Maurie McInnis sent out an email update on the damage done and the work ahead for the Institute. The email, which included an update video produced by the Texas Exes, can be viewed at the link below.

For more information on MSI, you can read the recent edition of the MSI newsletter here. In addition, here are some updates on the MSI Library Collection. More updates are to come.

Update on MSI and Thank You for your Support

September 15, 2017

Thank you to everyone that has shown support of the Marine Science Institute in its time of need. Because of you, we have been able to raise over $24,000 in the span of a few short weeks. Your gift to the MSI has already made a direct impact by helping provide food and essential supplies to misplaced MSI students and staff.

Response activity for debris removal, water extraction from interiors, and temporary sealing of all damaged roofing and broken windows is proceeding at a rapid pace. Power and air conditioning has been restored to the compound by using temporary equipment powered by generators. Fortunately, most portions of the FAML classrooms and offices did not take in water damage, but all of the laboratories and offices on the second and third floors of ERC, including the library, are having to be vacated for an extensive interior rebuild.

As systems begin coming back online, faculty and students have started to pack and move to temporary work spaces at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi with classes hoping to resume within the next few weeks. We are grateful for UT Austin Police and Construction & Facilities Management for spending the past week aiding MSI staff and students with the relocation.

Click here for a recent update from Marine Science Institute Director, Dr. Robert Dickey. More updates are to come, and thank you again for your support.

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