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Coastal Sustainaility Consortium

ENVIRONMENT

  • Chemical, ecological and socio-cultural assessment of exposure, response and remediation
  • Economic, ecological and socio-cultural analysis of nationally significant commercial fisheries
  • Chemical and ecological analysis of water, dispersants and hydrocarbons
  • Real-time data compilation, mapping and reporting of disaster response and incidents
  • Remote sensing analysis of vegetation type, health, land use/land cover, and water quality
  • Habitat mapping and change analysis
  • Remote sensing of wetlands, estuaries, coastal and open ocean waters
  • Shoreline mapping and change analysis using satellite data
  • Ground water pollution potential mapping
  • Assessment of coastal bird populations and related avian behavioral studies

  • COASTAL PLANNING
  • Formalized conceptual modeling of coastal processes
  • Benefit assessment tools for coastal restoration with performance measures for coastal restoration

    ECOLOGY
  • Remote sensing analysis of wetlands, estuaries, coastal and ocean waters for ecological factors
  • land use/land cover, and water quality
  • Ground water pollution potential mapping
  • Assessment of coastal bird populations and related avian behavioral studies
  • Factors controlling oil spill impact to wetland vegetation and remediation of oiled wetlands
  • Effects of oil spills and cleanup options (including the dispersant COREXIT 9500) on wildlife
  • Normal deep-sea fauna
  • Natural deep-sea oil seeps
  • Transport and fate of hazardous substances, waste site remediation, contaminated sediments
  • Ecotoxicology, ecological genomics
  • Toxicology, genetic toxicology, environmental toxicology; chemical and physical carcinogenesis
  • Comprehensive Flood Management Hydrologic Computer Model
  • Linkage between Landloss and Hydrologic Processes
  • Biological remediation, Oil spills; protocol for assessing bioremediation techniques
  • Ecotoxicology, ecological genomics
  • Toxicology, genetic toxicology, environmental toxicology; chemical and physical carcinogenesis
  • Use of industrial ROVs for scientific research

  • PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Assessment of occupational, physical and mental health impacts in coastal populations
  • Physical and mental health assistance to impacted populations
  • Monitoring and assessment of seafood safety and seafood consumption policies
  • Capacity building and training for public health preparedness and disaster management
  • Fetal exposure to airborne
  • Cardio-respiratory responses to exposure to incomplete combustion; inhalation toxicology

  • SOCIAL IMPACT
  • Hazard mitigation planning, community collaboration and environmental planning
  • Risk reduction assessment and implementation; mitigation of community social vulnerabilities
  • Land use and transportation planning and policy; resilient transportation systems analysis
  • Environmental justice issues
  • Population (especially migration/population growth), religion, food deserts, and community
  • Traditional cultures in Louisiana
  • Coastal geomorphology; Aeolian geomorphology and dune dynamics coastal management

  • ECONOMIC IMPACT
  • Economic assessment of the recreation value of coastal areas
  • Cost-benefit analyses of protection and restoration projects
  • Assessment of future economic conditions

  • ENGINEERING
  • Options for contaminated wetlands, soils, sediments, and water impacted by crude and petroleum
  • Toxicity reduction through improved in-situ degradation of crude
  • Pollution prevention and waste management of the oil spill clean-up activities
  • Prediction of airborne contaminant emissions and estimation of inhalation induced health risks
  • Risks, likelihood of success, or effectiveness of responses to the blowout
  • Prediction of rock properties of interest for engineering design and modeling
  • Management of deepwater drilling and production operations
  • Analysis and design of levees, structural damage from hurricanes
  • Structural design for hurricanes, risk analysis, project management

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES
  • Chemodynamics, chemical separations, multimedia environmental modeling
  • Numerical modeling of circulation in estuarine systems; wave modeling; salinity modeling
  • Sediment transport
  • Water quality modeling including fate and transport of nutrients and pathogens
  • Storm surge modeling
  • Airborne electromagnetic surveys for surface thicknesses, salinity, soil porosity, and water depth
  • Trace organic analyses using high resolution separation techniques
  • High resolution gas chromatography-mass spectrometry
  • Application of analytical techniques and chemical principles to emergency spill responses

  • BIOSCIENCES
  • Restoration of urban estuarine bays and bayous
  • Estuarine invertebrate taxonomy and ecology
  • Geospatial analysis of water quality and benthic invertebrate distribution
  • Evaluation of hurricane damage to community-based marsh, estuarine and seagrass restoration
  • Fish ecology, fish assemblage dynamics, fish conservation, aquatic invasive species
  • Dispersion modeling of invasive fishes, fisheries management, fisheries restoration
  • Deep sea fish in Gulf, including those that live near oil platforms
  • Systematics of marine and freshwater fishes
  • Bird populations in Louisiana

    OCEANOGRAPHIC SCIENCES
  • Circulation processes /currents in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Louisiana coast
  • Wind-driven coastal currents and the deep Gulf Loop Current and eddies
  • Wave information (sea state) including height, period, direction of propagation, water level, surge
  • Near surface current speed and direction and meteorological conditions on a real time
  • Coastal morphodynamics
  • Geological oceanography
  • Sedimentology; modeling of sediment transport in coastal environments
  • Gulf of Mexico circulation including Loop Current and eddies, river plumes and coastal currents
  • Air-sea interaction and hurricane intensity; satellite remote sensing of currents.
  • Ocean acoustics measurements including sound produced by hurricanes and tropical storms

  • ENERGY
  • Economic, legal and policy analysis of energy markets, finance and risk management
  • Development of traditional and alternative energy sources and remediation technologies
  • Business incubation, testing and commercialization of emerging technologies and services
  • Analysis of economic, statistical, and public policy issues in energy and regulated industries
  • Market structure issues in various energy industries
  • Economic and policy issues related to renewable energy generation and market design
  • Economic impacts of energy industry infrastructure development along the Gulf Coast.

  • COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
  • Field-based environmental science education for pre-college classes with emphasis on hands-on
  • Community and teachers’ workshops providing a knowledge base and classroom materials
  • Translation of technical coastal material for general public and education community

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