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What is Louisiana Sea Grant?

Parish-Agent-Specialist-mapSince its establishment in 1968, the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program has worked to promote stewardship of the state’s coastal resources through a combination of research, education and outreach.

Louisiana Sea Grant, based at Louisiana State University, is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Sea Grant Program, a network made up of 33 Sea Grant programs located in each of the coastal and Great Lakes states and Puerto Rico. LSU was designated the nation’s thirteenth Sea Grant College in 1978. Louisiana Sea Grant had its Program Review in October 2015, conducted by the National Sea Grant Office/NOAA, and LSG was rated as “exceeds expectations by a substantial margin in some areas/aspects.”

To see an overview of Louisiana Sea Grant by the program’s executive director, Robert Twilley, click here.

Historical Photo: Jack Van Lopik accepts the Sea Grant College plaque in 1978.

The Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College is designated a Sea Grant College in August 1978.