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NEWS AND EVENTS

Interact with LUMCON Every Thursday

April 7th, 2020|

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

March 16th, 2020|

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

March 3rd, 2020|

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. 

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.

Meet the Fleet

November 7th, 2019|

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.

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.

LUMCON awarded funds to support new education initiatives

March 21st, 2019|

The Chevron Foundation has awarded the Education and Outreach Department a total of $59,000 to eliminate the cost for high school students to attend one of LUMCON’s 2019 summer camps, fully fund an oceanography technology camp for high school students, and establish Marine Science Clubs for the first time on four Louisiana university campuses.

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