NEWS & EVENTS

Meet the Fleet

November 7th, 2019|Comments Off on Meet the Fleet

Coming in May of 2020 - Meet the Fleet: Join us for our FREE multiday public event featuring the flagship vessels of Louisiana’s scientific research fleet. The Research Vessel (R/V) Pelican and the R/V Acadiana, owned and operated by the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON), will be featured and open for public tours given by the vessels’ crews.

The Gulf gets a new Regional Class Research Vessel

September 11th, 2019|Comments Off on The Gulf gets a new Regional Class Research Vessel

A third NSF vessel will come here to the Gulf Coast through a cooperative agreement between NSF and the Gulf-Caribbean Oceanographic Consortium co-led by LUMCON and the University of Southern Mississippi (USM).

CONNECT

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.

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ENRICH

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.

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TRANSFORM

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.

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SUSTAIN

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.

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