Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) located in Cocodrie, Louisiana operates a 134 ft. oceanographic research vessel, the R/V Point Sur, and is currently accepting applications for a First Mate. The R/V Point Sur is Mississippi’s premier Oceanographic Research Vessel conducting a wide array of research and education cruises for the State of Mississippi and scientist from around the country. The vessel is home ported at the Port of Gulfport in Gulfport, MS. but regularly docks in Cocodrie, Louisiana. 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.
R/V POINT SUR First Mate/Relief Captain
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A statement from our Executive Director on our plans to sustain LUMCON's DeFelice Marine Center in the face of an increased number of nuisance flooding events.
New deep-sea wood fall research from Dr. Craig McClain, Dr. Clifton Nunnally, and their colleagues helps explains how animals can live side by side even when they’re competing with each other for an essential resource: food.
A team of scientists led by Dr. Nancy Rabalais and Dr. Eugene Turner recently returned from measuring the recurring area of low-oxygen in the Gulf of Mexico. The hypoxic zone is smaller than average this year, but Rabalais cautions that the problems that cause low oxygen are not solved.
A local research center has added a new environmental monitoring station at Port Fourchon. This station joins two others in a network that’s collecting data along the central Louisiana coast.
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.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative recently awarded $4.8 million in funding to sustain the Coastal Waters Consortium, led by Dr. Nancy Rabalais and including Dr. Brian Roberts, for two years.
We are currently (as of Sep. 20, 2017) seeking to hire a Chemical Oceanographer and/or a Physical Oceanographer (as part of a multi-year cluster hire), a Director of Development, and a Receptionist. Please refer to the linked job ads in this post for details.
Dr. Brian Roberts and Dr. Nancy Rabalais are Co-Principal Investigators on a team recently awarded $2,057,684 to study marsh restoration in Louisiana. This project will provide new information describing how restored marshes function.