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CSS Presentations at the State of the Coast Conference

June 1-3 in New Orleans, Louisiana, the CSS will be presenting several talks at the State of the Coast (SOC) Conference. The Conference is the “largest state-wide conference of its kind providing an interdisciplinary forum to exchange timely and relevant information on the dynamic conditions of Louisiana’s coastal communities, environment,...

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Feasibility Study for Low-Cost Hurricane-Resistant Buildings Made of Earth Blocks

The team will perform a feasibility study of a new low-cost hurricane-resistant residential construction system from the points of view of structural strength, architectural aesthetics, and economics. This project has potential to provide housing opportunities for low-income Louisiana families residing in hurricane-prone coastal areas. Team Michele Barbato – Associate Professor...

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Megatrends – Dynamic Coast

Statistical scenario modeling of emerging megatrends to optimize the cost‐effectiveness and sustainability of coastal restoration in the Mississippi River Delta. The ways in which several non-stationary forcings exert significant influence on the landscape and the feasibility of coastal restoration remain under-examined. These parameters include sea level rise, hurricane intensity, Mississippi River discharge, patterns of water level variability, energy cost, and...

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WA|VE: Waterway Information for Vessels Smartphone App

The project team is working to develop a smartphone reference application for commercial fishermen to use both onshore and offshore in the Vermilion Bay area, a major commercial fishing region. When a hurricane is in the forecast, this app will provide information to commercial fishermen to increase their storm preparedness...

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