About Us

Park official and school administrator sign documents at a table outside.
Signing the Agreement

NPS Photo

On April 15, 2015, the Gulf Islands Research and Education Center (GIREC) was created by Gulf Islands National Seashore and the University of West Florida. While the center awaits funding for a physical home, dedicated staff carry out the mission of the center from their respective organizations. Several active research and citizen science projects are currently underway at the direction of the center.

Last updated: March 10, 2017