October 28th, 2021
“Sustainable Solutions for Louisiana Resiliency”
Registration/Continental Breakfast (8:45am – 9:15am)
Opening Remarks (9:15am – 9:30am)
Technical Topic 1 – Coasts (9:30am – 10:30am)
Topic: Natural Carbon Sequestration in Coastal Habitats
Speaker: Melissa M. Baustian, PhD, Coastal Ecologist, The Water Institute of the Gulf, Director of RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana
Topic: Assessing the Current and Future Natural Carbon Sequestration Capacity of Louisiana’s Coastal Habitats
Speaker: Bingqing Liu, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher, The Water Institute of the Gulf, Deputy Director of the RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana.
Technical Topic 2 – Rivers (10:30am – 11:15am)
Topic: Replicability of the Lower Mississippi River Physical Model
Speakers: Parker Brady, M.S. Student in Coastal and Ecological Engineering, Secretary of LSU’s Student Chapter of COPRI.
Emily Fertitta, M.S. Student in Coastal and Ecological Engineering, Treasurer of LSU’s Student Chapter of COPRI.
Julia Mudd, M.S. Student in Civil Engineering (Water Resources), President of LSU’s Student Chapter of COPRI.
Break (11:15am – 11:30am)
Technical Topic 3 – Professional Ethics (11:30am – 12:30pm)
Topic: Ethics Presentation
Speakers: Freese & Nichols (TBD)
Lunch (12:30pm – 1:30pm) – Induction of New L.COPRI Board Members & Scholarship Awards
Technical Topic 4 – Oceans (1:30pm – 2:30pm)
Topic: Offshore Wind – Turbine Design and the Renewable Process
Speakers: James Martin, Director, Technology Center Americas (TCA), LM Wind Power
Break (2:30pm – 2:45pm)
Technical Topic 5 – Ports (2:45pm – 3:45pm)
Topic: Offshore Wind and How It’s affecting the Ports, Now!
Panelists: Ricky Self, Executive Director of Port of Lake Charles
Clair Marceaux, Executive Director of Cameron Parish Port
David Rabalais, Executive Director for Terrebonne Port
Chett Chaisson, Executive Director for Port Fourchon
Moderator: Mary “Molly” Bourgoyne, PE, Director of Ports at DOTD
Closing Remarks (3:45pm – 4:00pm)
Evening Social (4:00pm – 5:00pm)