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Interact with LUMCON Every Thursday

Interact with LUMCON Every Thursday

Join us every Thursday evening for a new and exciting topic. Currently all the talks will be streamed live interactive events. First talk will be held on April 9th at 7pm central time.

Notice to Visitors

Starting March 13th the Marine Center is closed to public tours and visitors until further notice.   LUMCON has also suspended education and research groups until April 30, 2020.

2020 Summer Courses

LUMCON is offering both credit and skill-based courses this summer.  Earn credit, apply content knowledge, and gain field experience in our two credit courses.  Learn skills that transfer across many scientific disciplines in our two skill-based courses. 

Research Associate – Behavioral Ecology Lab

The Dr. Rieucau’s Coastal Behavioral Ecology lab (CBEL) (https://lumcon.edu/grieucau) at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) is seeking one Research Associate starting early 2020 to participate in a multidisciplinary project funded by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management dedicated to study the relationship of human disturbance to ecosystem services in offshore sand shoal habitats in coastal Louisiana.

Vessel Operations Ordinary Seaman

LUMCON is currently accepting applications for a USCG licensed Ordinary Seaman. Vessels are home ported at the LUMCON facility in Cocodrie, LA. and the R/V Point Sur, Gulfport, MS.

Postdoctoral Research Opportunity in Wetland Plant Ecology

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.

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).

Research Assistant

The Roberts Lab at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and organized individual to study the relationship of human disturbance to ecosystem services in offshore sand shoal habitats in coastal Louisiana.

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.

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.