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Braud Becomes Sea Grant Scholar

Photo: DeWitt BraudDeWitt Braud, recently retired from Louisiana State University, will be returning to Louisiana Sea Grant as the newest Sea Grant Scholar.

He began working for LSU in 1978 in the Division of Engineering Research Remote Sensing and Image Processing Lab, which included two years at the NASA Earth Resources Lab in Slidell. He accepted a teaching position in 1992 with the Department of Geography and Anthropology and transferred to the Coastal Studies Institute in 2004. In recent years he has been collaborating with Louisiana Sea Grant on geospatial projects.

His background in remote sensing (RS) and geospatial sciences will allow him to advise Sea Grant’s Marine Extension Program (MEP) in exploring mapping needs and provide support for projects that require geographic information systems (GIS), such as continuing his work with Harbors of Refuge, a project that aims to organize a plan for vessels to moor during a storm.

Sea Grant Executive Director, Julie Lively is “excited DeWitt is coming back to lend his GIS expertise and knowledge to coastal issues in Louisiana. He will be an asset to our program as a scholar.”

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the people of Sea Grant in the past,” said Braud. “Their shared mission creates a sense of purpose and a collegial atmosphere. I look forward to continuing this relationship and assisting MEP agents in employing geospatial sciences in their work,” Braud said.