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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 […]

It’s said that Sea Grant programs are built on a three-legged stool. Louisiana Sea Grant was established in 1968 with the first leg – research. Extension, the second leg, came along in 1973 with the hiring of the first Marine Extension agent. The third leg – K-12 education – formally became part of the program […]

New Orleans Native Named Knauss Finalist

July 12th, 2018 by mdufour

Hollis Jones has been named a 2019 Knauss Fellowship finalist. The New Orleans native was nominated for the fellowship by the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program. “The Knauss fellowship is one of Sea Grant’s flagship programs. Every class of Knauss fellows continues to raise the bar, and the 2019 finalists are no exception,” said Jonathan […]

Students from Louisiana State University, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Nicholls State University, Tulane University, the University of New Orleans, the Episcopal School of Baton Rouge and LUMCON won awards for their research presentations and posters at State of the Coast 2018. Each of the 12 students received $350. Winners in the undergraduate student […]

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 […]

In Memory of Elizabeth Coleman

June 5th, 2018 by mdufour

Elizabeth Benton Coleman Becker May 2, 1941 – May 20, 2018 Elizabeth Benton Coleman Becker died at her residence in Baton Rouge on May 20, 2018, at the age of 77. She had served as communications director with Louisiana Sea Grant for 25 years. She was born on May 2, 1941, in Minden, La., and […]

Delcambre Direct Goes Digital

April 24th, 2018 by mdufour

The Port of Delcambre and Louisiana Direct Seafood (LDS) have partnered to take Delcambre’s monthly seafood and farmers’ market offerings from the dock to web browsers this summer. A variety of seafood items for consumers to purchase from the comfort of their homes will be available to the public through as early as May 2018. […]

2018 UROP Projects Announced

March 16th, 2018 by mdufour

This year the Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) College Program will fund nine Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) projects. Established in 1992 to provide talented undergraduate students with hands-on research experience, it has funded more than 175 projects. “The UROP program has served as a gateway to the world of research for many students,” said Matt […]