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The 2017 hurricane season was an active one for the Coastal Emergency Risk Assessment (CERA) tool. The CERA group delivers storm surge and wave predictions for impending or active tropical cyclones in the United States. Based on the Advanced Circulation and Storm Surge model (ADCIRC), the CERA web mapping application provides an easy-to-use, interactive online […]

Louisiana Sea Grant Book Wins State Award

February 12th, 2018 by mdufour

This year’s Louisiana Literary Award winner is Ain’t There No More: Louisiana’s Disappearing Coastal Plain by Louisiana Sea Grant Scholars Carl A. Brasseaux and Donald W. Davis. In an effort to put a human face on an ecological disaster, their book chronicles the economic history of coastal Louisiana and its people. The well-chosen photographs complement […]

The Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX), along with UNO’s Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART) and Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG), have partnered for a project aimed at supporting resilient coastal communities in a changing climate. The team has been awarded a $298,525 grant through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Program Office’s […]

Louisiana Sea Grant Marks a Half Century

January 29th, 2018 by mdufour

It was 86 degrees in Baton Rouge on July 1, 1968 – cooler than usual. The median monthly income of a family in the United states was $719. A woman’s haircut cost $2.15. Gasoline averaged 34 cents per gallon. And with initial funding of $198,000 from the federal government, Louisiana Sea Grant was born. Two […]

Supan Announces Retirement

January 9th, 2018 by mdufour

Research professor, oyster specialist and Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) Oyster Research Lab director John Supan retired Dec. 31, 2017, after more than three decades with LSU. Supan first began work with LSG in 1984 as an area fisheries agent for Sea Grant and the LSU AgCenter, serving St. Tammany, Orleans and Tangipahoa parishes. During the […]

A Living Laboratory: Watch the Delta Grow

January 3rd, 2018 by mdufour

While the majority of Louisiana’s coast is seeing consistent and severe land loss, the Wax Lake Delta has been experiencing the exact opposite. Watch the Delta Grow (www.watchthedeltagrow.com) is a collaborative, educational project established by the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program (LSG), the LSU College of Human Sciences and Education and the LSU Coastal Sustainability […]

Research Projects for 2018 Omnibus Announced

December 18th, 2017 by mdufour

Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) is taking a different approach to the research it intends to support for the 2018-2020 omnibus cycle. In addition to funding three traditional core projects, LSG will also fund four collaborative, integrated research teams. The execution of these projects is subject to the availability of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) […]

“There’s a worm on my oyster!” Some social media topics can be factual or fiction, and a recent one complaining of a red worm on an oyster being served on the half-shell at a restaurant leans towards both. Oysters along the Gulf of Mexico are mostly harvested from both public and private oyster reefs. Oyster […]