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CSAP Students, Projects Announced

February 24th, 2020 by mdufour

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is continuing its commitment to the Coastal Science Assistantship Program (CSAP). This program provides support for Master of Science students involved in science or engineering research relevant to Louisiana coastal protection efforts. This collaboration offers the dual benefit of engaging students in CPRA activities while providing for […]

BATON ROUGE, La. (Feb. 5, 2020) – The Water Institute of the Gulf is honored to welcome three exceptional new members to the board of directors – Dr. Gerry Galloway Jr., Christy Brown and Dr. Efi Foufoula-Georgiou. The Institute is also excited to announce that Dr. Robert Twilley, executive director of the Louisiana Sea Grant […]

Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) is continuing to fund relevant research projects that address information gaps for coastal Louisiana communities and deal with our connection to water – from the  Mississippi River to the coastal estuaries. For the 2020-2022 omnibus cycle, LSG will fund three integrated research teams and three core research projects. Below is a […]

Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit 2020

January 21st, 2020 by mdufour

Commercial fishermen, dock owners and processors will have the opportunity to learn about issues facing their industry at the Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit, Wednesday, March 11 at the Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Admission is free, but advance registration is required for those wanting lunch. This expo is the state’s premier commercial fishing and […]

BATON ROUGE, LA – Today, Louisiana’s Seafood Future released a report that summarizes a year of outreach to the Louisiana seafood industry. The report’s findings draw on public meetings with and surveys completed by seafood industry members in the last year. Governor John Bel Edwards spurred this effort in early 2018, when he asked the […]

LaDIA Faculty Fellows Selected

October 2nd, 2019 by mdufour

Louisiana Sea Grant has selected 15 tenure-track faculty from six university campuses as 2019 LaDIA Fellows. Louisiana Discovery-Integration-Applications (LaDIA) Fellows receive training from experts in science communication and outreach, while broadening their knowledge of coastal concerns. The new LaDIA Fellows are: Kelly Boyle, University of New Orleans (UNO) Ignatius Cahyanto, University of Louisiana at Lafayette […]

High Schoolers Learn the Importance of Wetlands

September 25th, 2019 by mdufour

This year marks the 32th year anniversary of Marsh Maneuvers, an educational summer camp highlighting Louisiana’s coastal wetland. Louisiana Sea Grant, the LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries host the program, which provides high school-aged 4-H students from across the state an opportunity to combine classroom knowledge and first-hand coastal experiences. […]

Blue Carbon: A Buried Benefit for the Climate

September 17th, 2019 by mdufour

Some 40 percent of the nation’s coastal marshes reside in Louisiana. These wetland habitats are vital to the state’s economy, ecology, resilience and, most recently, the climate. Marshes were not always recognized for their national importance. In 1949, the federal government passed a Swamp Land Act for Louisiana designed to drain more than nine million […]