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R/V POINT SUR First Mate/Relief Captain

R/V POINT SUR First Mate/Relief Captain

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.

Diverse animal communities contain similar animals

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.

LUMCON researchers receive $4.8M grant

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 hiring

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.

LUMCON researchers receive $2.1M grant

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.