About Us

Video Introduction

The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) was formed in 1979 to increase society’s awareness of the environmental, economic and cultural value of Louisiana’s coastal and marine environments by conducting research and education programs directly relevant to Louisiana’s needs in marine science and coastal resources and serving as a facility for all Louisiana schools with interest in marine research and education.

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Covington High Science Students Rev Up Remote Operated Vehicles

A special team of Covington High Biology II and Environmental Science students attempted something no other local high school has: the building of a submersible ROV (remote operated vehicle). The students attended a four-day workshop [...]

Rapid Response Study Documents Marine Microbial Response to Hercules Gas Blowout

Research consortia involved in the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) self-organized a rapid response to characterize the waters around the Hercules 265 rig. They found evidence of an immediate response from the surrounding environment’s [...]

Meet Brian Roberts: Preparing for the Next Oil Spill

Professor Brian Roberts (LUMCON) conducts experiments that measure the release of greenhouse gases from oiled salt marshes. Dr. Roberts hopes his team’s work will help guide responses to future oil spills. Consortia: CWC; Themes: Physical, [...]