Dignitaries at Announcement of EDA Funding for New Center for Coastal Ocean Science (image) University of Texas at Austin Share Print E-Mail Caption Dignitaries at the announcement of funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration for the Center of Coastal Ocean Science at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute. Left to right: Brent Chesney, Nueces County Commissioner, Precinct 4; Jorge Ayala, Regional Director, Economic Development Administration; Wendy Moore, Mayor Pro tempore, City of Port Aransas; Michael Cloud, United States Congressman, District 27; Todd Hunter, State Representative, District 32; Robert Dickey, Director of The University of Texas Marine Science Institute; Dennis Alvord, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs for Economic Development Administration; and Dean Appling Associate Dean for Research and Facilities, College of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin. Credit Sally Palmer Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.