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October 23, 2023

LSU Offshore Wind Consortium secures EDA Tech Hub designation to elevate Louisiana energy leadership

"This designation marks a significant milestone as it demonstrates unequivocally a desire by the EDA to support the Gulf of Mexico region in its pursuit of developing offshore wind projects moving forward,” said Chett Chiasson, director of Port Fourchon.
November 2, 2023

LSU and Tulane Awarded $22 Million for Plan to Save Lower Mississippi River Delta

The region where the river meets the Gulf of Mexico is crucial for U.S. commerce, energy, wildlife and fisheries and the people who live there, but it’s also one of the most vulnerable coastal areas in the world. Recent research shows the river is redirecting its flows to the east and west, which poses critical challenges to navigation and implications for water management, including saltwater intrusions.
January 9, 2024

LSU Awarded $780K From National Academies to Help Louisiana Tribe Protect Coastal Land

“With our land disappearing, it has a big effect on our fisheries because the shrimp and crabs don’t have anywhere to reproduce,” Cultural Heritage and Resiliency Coordinator Cherie Matherne said. “The places they would normally go are gone. So, the erosion not only affects us not being able to live here in this bayou community, but many of the resident fishermen rely on that income to raise their families.”