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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 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.
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).