LUMCON has been selected as the managing entity of the State’s National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR).

June 14th, 2023|

NEWS AND EVENTS The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has accepted Governor John Bel Edwards’ nomination of the Atchafalaya River System as the preferred site of a National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) in Louisiana.  Read the full CPRA press release using this link (https://coastal.la.gov/news/noaa-accepts-gov-edwards-nomination-of-atchafalaya-river-system-into-the-national-estuarine-research-reserve-system/) see other news

2023 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

January 3rd, 2023|

The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) invites highly motivated undergraduates to apply for Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) positions in our NSF-sponsored summer 2023 REU program in Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Changing Coastal Environments.

New Graduate Student Fellowship Program

December 1st, 2021|

The graduate student fellowship program is designed to support the research of a graduate student from an underrepresented group in STEM. This fellowship provides an opportunity for graduate students to complete a summer in residence at LUMCON.

Dear Friends of LUMCON

November 1st, 2021|

In the days since Hurricane Ida, I have had the privilege to see the very best of people; including staff members who have lost their own homes volunteering to get essential supplies to others. Whereas we are not on a normal schedule or routine at LUMCON, we are doing our very best to support our staff members and our local community in any way, shape, or form.

T. Bradley Keith named as new Director of BTNEP

January 14th, 2021|

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 January. “I am extremely excited and honored to bring on board someone with T’s level of experience and knowledge. I look forward to supporting and working with T to ensure that BTNEP continues its great legacy as Louisiana’s estuary program.  Under T’s professional leadership, we can look forward to continuing to honor LUMCON and BTNEP missions.” said Dr. Craig McClain, LUMCON Executive Director. BTNEP will strongly benefit from T’s in-depth knowledge of the geography, cultural landscape, and issues of importance to businesses, local governments, and officials throughout Louisiana and the Gulf South. T. Bradley Keith [...]

Gulf – Caribbean RCRV Receives a Name

November 25th, 2019|

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

November 20th, 2019|

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.

The Gulf gets a new Regional Class Research Vessel

September 11th, 2019|

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).

LUMCON faculty awarded a Fulbright scholarship

May 2nd, 2019|

Associate Professor Dr. Alex Kolker has been named a Fulbright Scholar, which he will use to study sea level change and its impacts on the Moroccan coast. A global perspective, Kolker hopes, will help Louisiana plan for climate change, sea-level rise, and a changing coast.

First-ever experimental reptile fall deployed

April 4th, 2019|

See exclusive video footage of an alligator being eaten on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico as part of the first-ever experiment on reptile falls, conducted by LUMCON scientists Craig McClain, Clifton Nunnally, and River Dixon.

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