The Texas Institute of Oceanography was established under
the auspices of The Texas A&M University System in 1989 by the Texas
State Legislature. TIO is located at Texas A&M University at
Galveston and is designated as an internationally recognized research
institute. Its mission includes providing focus for research of the
Gulf Coast, and providing the research and technology base for the
development of marine-related businesses in the State of Texas and the
Gulf of Mexico.