LSU Helping Protect Port Fourchon, Louisiana's Energy Industry Hub

September 08, 2021

LSU scientists are learning how to manage sediment to prevent land loss and improve hurricane preparedness in Louisiana's southernmost port, a key place for the U.S. energy industry, but also one of the nation's most vulnerable places.

“I would say land loss is one of the greatest threats to the port and southern Louisiana,” said Kevin Xu, the James P. Morgan Distinguished Professor in the Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences in the LSU College of the Coast & Environment

LSU's coastal research is applicable to the energy industry, coastal communities, and infrastructure, not just on the Gulf Coast but across the U.S. and the world. 

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