Message from the Director
At any given time, Louisiana Sea Grant manages or participates in more than 50 research, extension, education and communication projects across the coastal landscape.
For more than 40 years, the program’s efforts have addressed many of the complex – and often interrelated – ecological, economic and social challenges facing our state’s coast. Our activities are focused on the challenges to sustaining fisheries, deltaic ecosystems, coastal communities and workforce development. To achieve these goals, we embrace 14 academic institutions, 19 coastal zone parishes, and numerous partners in state and federal agencies and the private sector.
Louisiana Sea Grant’s serves as a bridge between our state’s academic expertise and the needs of those who manage, conserve, enjoy and make their living on our coast. And I feel privileged to pilot such an organization and to work with dedicated professionals to make sure new discoveries from research universities impact society by solving problems today and providing guidance for a sustainable tomorrow.
Robert R. Twilley, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Louisiana Sea Grant College Program