Meet the Fleet

Event has been postponed.
New dates to be announced soon.
Crescent Park, New Orleans

Meet the Fleet is a FREE multi-day 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. These two vessels will form the centerpiece of the event while LUMCON scientists and education staff display hands-on activities and provide information about marine research at booths set up dockside. Come and learn more about Louisiana’s amazing research vessels, marine laboratory, marine science, and how you can become part of it all.

Event Highlights:

Science Booths featuring hands-on, family-friendly activities about LUMCON and member research programs about:

  • Coastal Ecosystems
  • Coastal Geology
  • Deep Sea Ecology
  • Plankton and invertebrate communities
  • Oceanography

Interact with the vessel crews and vessel with guided tours of:

  • the R/V Pelican
  • the R/V Acadiana

Below are images from Meet the Fleet 2017 in Baton Rouge, LA.