LUMCON offers a number of resources to scientists and educators interested in coastal and open-ocean ecosystems:
- One of the largest fleets of research vessels in the Gulf of Mexico.
- LUMCON’s main facility, the W. J. DeFelice Marine Center, which contains laboratory, classroom, office, library, dining, dormitory, and recreational areas.
- Meeting facilities, including a 100-seat, multi-configuration auditorium; 80 bed-capacity dormitories; and full-service dining facilities.
- The Fourchon Lab, a 10-acre field facility with laboratory and office space and a boat dock that can sleep up to 16 people.
- The LUMCON Library, which is perhaps the best source of marine-related journals in the state and includes excellent online and interlibrary loan capabilities.
- Historical and real-time data on local environmental conditions.
- The only academically-based AAUS-certified Dive Safety Program and Officer in Louisiana.
- A variety of tanks, aquaria, and mesocosms in customizable, controlled or natural conditions.