College of the Coast & Environment

Your Future Awaits

From our location near the mouth of the Mississippi River, the College of the Coast & Environment has a front-row seat to coastal and environmental changes impacting our state, nation, and the world. We see firsthand the effects of stressors such as coastal land loss, pollution, and severe weather. CC&E’s coastal and environmental research advances knowledge about these stressors--and much more--helping to deepen understanding of the ever-changing natural world and its relationship with our lives, livelihoods, and recreation. This research provides sound science so that stakeholders can make informed decisions. Every day, our students work alongside world-renowned multidisciplinary experts, acquiring the skills and abilities necessary to tackle complex coastal environmental challenges.

CCE News

This year, the winning projects for the LSU Provost's Big Idea seed grants feature faculty from across the College of the Coast & Environment. They are working on a variety of teams whose interdisciplinary research projects show the potential to make big impacts on Louisiana's coast, agriculture, energy infrastructure and defense. However, varied the research, though, the projects share a common theme: resilience.

CC&E is excited to welcome its newest set of alumni!

Oceanography & Coastal Sciences Assistant Professor Tracy Quirk and her team found rising sea levels and weather-related shocks to be the causes of Roseau Cane die-back in the Louisiana marsh. Their findings were published in the journal Nature Communications

CC&E At Work

A scientist stands in a marsh with a pole, taking a measurement

CC&E student research can begin as early as freshman year.

Photo credit: Austin Lynn

A man wearing an orange parka sits on a boat with a ship in the background

CC&E faculty conduct research on all 7 continents.

Photo credit: Kanchan Maiti

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A classroom of students looks at a projector screen
A scientist holds a tube of water in front of three middle schoolers

CC&E collaborates with local schools on STEM initiatives.