Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) Visualization and Communication Program

Project Goals:

The program is intended to educate and foster an understanding of CPRA’s efforts to implement a complex system of coastal community sustaining and restoration measures that will ensure the reduction of land loss and hazard risk to coastal Louisiana.

Project Team:
    • Jeff Carney Former Director, Coastal Sustainability Studio
    • Jacob Mitchell
    • John R. White, PhD Associate Director, Coastal Studies Institute
      Director, Wetlands & Aquatic Biogeochemistry Lab
      Professor, School of the Coast & Environment
    • Sarah Schramm
    • Shelby Doyle
    • Karen May
    • Jeremy Conkle
    • Leanna Heffner
    • Keith A Maung-Douglass
    • Justine Holzman
    • Jori Erdman, AIA, LEED AP
    • Robert Twilley, PhD Chairman of the Board & Interim CSS Executive Director
      Executive Director, Louisiana Sea Grant
      Professor, LSU College of the Coast & Environment
    • Clint Willson, PhD, PE Mike N. Dooley, P.E. Professor, College of Engineering
      Director, LSU Center for River Studies
    • Elizabeth Mossop
    • Steven Armstrong
    • Liyang Chen
    • Leandro Couto de Almeida
    • John Darnall
    • Sheryl Fishel
    • Lydia Gikas
    • Matthew Ketterer
    • Chris He
    • Xuan Kuai
    • Jonathan Lambert
    • Xinyue Ling
    • Ran Liu
    • Yifu Liu
    • Elliot Manuel
    • Annabeth McCall
    • Gena Morgis
    • Vedika Nigam
    • Linsey Olivier
    • Joseph Rosenberg
    • Anna Shaw
    • Rachelle Trahan
    • Jennifer Trippett
    • Xian Xu
    • Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

Louisiana is facing a massive crisis as land loss has claimed over 1,500 square miles of wetlands –nearly 25% of the delta – since the 1930’s.

The loss of these vital wetlands threatens our communities and infrastructure, leaving them more vulnerable to flooding impacts and damage from storm surges. In response, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is strategically taking a system-based approach to restore and sustain landscapes, improve flood water management, and enhance protective infrastructure.

With the Visualization and Communication Program, the CSS has been developing materials to support the internal communication, design and development, and public education and engagement goals of the CPRA.

Direct + Broader Impact:
By visually communicating the scientific data, project designs, advanced research, and future plans of CPRA, these tools increase awareness and understanding of highly technical information, thereby enriching public engagement and allowing citizens to make informed decisions.