October 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Land-building in a river delta can help reduce carbon dioxide emissions
LUMCON's Alex Kolker is on a team that recently used new techniques to measure carbon buried by land-forming in a river delta. Their calculations put carbon storage at 150% to 1000% higher than traditional estimates.
LUMCON builds and expands collaborations among marine scientists across Louisiana by removing barriers and providing tools that bolster scientific investigation. We promote scientific synthesis of information, concepts, and knowledge while supporting research and education across disciplinary, institutional, geographic, and demographic boundaries.
LUMCON uses education and outreach to enable the next generation of marine scientists and ocean-literate citizens. We enhance Louisiana Universities’ marine science curricula with skill- and place-based courses at the DeFelice Marine Center and by coordinating collaborative marine science courses across the Consortium. We are dedicated to strengthening and expanding opportunities for underserved and underrepresented students in marine science.
Through both the DeFelice Marine Center faculty and other Consortium researchers, LUMCON is building a thriving intellectual community that contributes directly to science and conservation. In service to this community, we provide oceanographic assets, research vessels, and marine facilities, including housing, laboratories, unique experimental systems, a marine science library, and support staff. In addition, we contribute to science from marsh to blue water in unique ways while serving as a resource for environmental monitoring and long-term datasets for the region.
Across our Enrich, Connect, and Transform missions we conduct important work for our community, the state of Louisiana, and the world. To be successful, we rely on dedicated partners to help us deliver innovative research and education opportunities. By fostering philanthropic relationships, we can build lasting support and collaborations to support LUMCON’s mission.