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Groundbreaking for LUMCON’s Blue Works Facility

Groundbreaking for LUMCON’s Blue Works Facility

State and local dignitaries, including Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, will participate in a groundbreaking event to celebrate the start of construction on LUMCON’s Blue Works facility.

Notice to Visitors

The Marine Center is closed to visitors until further notice.   LUMCON has also suspended education and research groups until September 1, 2021.

Research Opportunity in Coastal Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry

Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) is seeking a postdoctoral research associate in wetland plant ecology to help organize and lead a series of field studies and manipulative experiments studying the effects of the Macondo Oil Spill on coastal marsh ecosystems. The primary focus of the postdoc position will be to continue research projects initiated by a large, multi-institution team of researchers on the Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC) project funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative to study the impacts of the oil spill and future spills on marshes and coastal environments.

R/V PELICAN First Mate/Relief Captain

Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) located in Cocodrie, Louisiana operates a 116 ft. oceanographic research vessel, the R/V Pelican, and is currently accepting applications for a First Mate.  The vessel is home ported at the LUMCON facility in Cocodrie, LA.  The First Mate is under general supervision of ship's captain, perform various functions pertaining to operation and maintenance of the vessel, waterfront maintenance, field work and related lab research projects and serve as relief captain as needed.

T. Bradley Keith named as new Director of BTNEP

NEWS AND EVENTS T. Bradley Keith named new Director of BTNEP Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) and the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) announced the hiring of a new director. T. Bradley Keith will join the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program team as its new leader beginning late [...]

Interact with LUMCON on Thursdays

Join us every Thursday evening for a new and exciting topic. All the talks will be streamed live interactive events. Talks are Thursday evenings at 7pm CDT.

Gulf – Caribbean RCRV Receives a Name

A Gulf Coast civil rights icon is being honored as the namesake of a new, $100 million National Science Foundation (NSF) oceanographic research ship, to be operated by the Gulf – Caribbean Oceanographic Consortium (GCOC), led by the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) and the University of Southern Mississippi (USM).

Blue Works

Blue Works at the Houma Maritime Campus will be LUMCON's new collaborative technology space of innovation boldly exclaiming a positive message of exploration and discovery.  Visit our Blue Works webpage for information about this exciting expansion of LUMCON programs. This expansion of LUMCON will better fulfill our mission to connect people, enrich education, and transform science.

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).

LUMCON’s DeFelice Marine Center Featured in NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune Article

On a thin strip of land in Terrebonne Parish, researchers with the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium study the problems facing coastal Louisiana, the Gulf of Mexico and ocean ecosystems. But with its location outside the levee system, the marine lab has become ground zero for the very issues it is tasked with studying.

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