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Looking Back and Looking Forward

December 7th, 2018 by mdufour

As 2018 comes to a close, so does the 50th anniversary of the Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) College Program. “A lot of people ask me what is a Sea Grant college? I like to say that Sea Grant is to the coast what a Land Grant college is to agriculture. That is what Sea Grant […]

Louisiana Sea Grant will receive nearly $700,000 in grants for sustainable marine and coastal aquaculture research. A total of $11 million in aquaculture grants are being awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for 22 research projects across the country. The grants were awarded to address specific priorities of the 2018 Sea Grant […]

Celebrating 50 Years of Sea Grant Research

October 17th, 2018 by mdufour

When Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) was founded, coastal research was in its infancy. “In 1968, 50 schools offered degrees in marine science. Not one was in Louisiana,” remembered LSG’s first director, Jack Van Lopik in a recorded interview. Under his leadership and with new funding provided by Sea Grant, coastal research in Louisiana blossomed. The […]

The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Team received the National Superior Outreach Programming Award (SOPA), Sea Grant’s highest Extension honor. The team of outreach professionals is based in programs located around the Gulf of Mexico and works to synthesize and share peer-reviewed findings about oil spill impacts for audiences who rely on healthy marine […]

CSAP Students, Projects Announced

September 28th, 2018 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 provides the dual benefit of engaging students in CPRA activities while providing for […]

The four-day Marsh Dawgs camp for a dozen high school 4-H junior leaders from St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes is modeled after Marsh Maneuvers, a state-wide coastal stewardship camp hosted by Louisiana Sea Grant and the LSU AgCenter for the last three decades. Created by Dominique Seibert, a Louisiana Sea Grant and AgCenter marine extension […]

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, the Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) College […]

Ecological Society of America convenes in New Orleans Aug. 5 BATON ROUGE – Robert Twilley, a distinguished professor in the LSU Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences in the LSU College of the Coast & Environment and the executive director of the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program, is a leading national expert in coastal deltaic […]