Coastal Sustainability Research
BAE is committed to sustaining Louisiana's coast line through the following research and extension activities:
- Coastal Bioengineering Research
- Coastal Disaster Modeling
- Louisiana Climatic Data (LAIS Weather)
Natural Resources and Automation Engineering Laboratory
The NRAE laboratory group designs solutions for aquacultural and coastal applications. This lab uses engineering approaches to enhance the production, safety and sustainability of fresh and marine aquaculture systems, including the design of recirculating aquacultural systems and the use of automation technologies to enhance efficiency and productivity. Improvements in water quality and maintenance or restoration of healthy environments are significant areas of research.
Coastal Disaster Modeling
This system integrates flood risk information with ground elevation data (provided by a service of the US Geological Survey) and basic wind speed (derived from the 2003 International Residential Code and produced as a service by the LSU AgCenter) to inform LA residents of their flood zone.
Extension Specialist: Patricia Skinner
Louisiana Agriclimatic Information System (LAIS) is a network of 23 automated weather stations operated by the
Each station consists of a datalogger that observes several electronic instruments on a 3-second interval. Output is generated by the datalogger:
Every 3 seconds (This data is normally not archived)
Daily, at midnight
Daily, at 7am
Principal Investigator: Randy Price, Ph.D.