Col C. Reid Nichols USMCR (Ret) founded Marine Information Resources Corporation (MIRC) in 1998 to provide applied oceanographic services for operational organizations. He holds a 100-Ton USCG Masters License and Project Management Professional credentials. He plans and executes coastal and estuarine research, worldwide. He supports SURA as the Coastal and Environmental Research Program Manager. Current MIRC projects involve technical support to industry.