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    Fall Seminar

    October 28th, 2021

    “Sustainable Solutions for Louisiana Resiliency”

    8:45 am-9:15 am Registration/Continental Breakfast

    9:15 am-9:30 am Opening Remarks

    9:30 am-10:30 am Technical Topic 1- COASTS

    Natural Carbon Sequestration in Coastal Habitats

    Speaker: Melissa M. Baustian, Ph.D., Coastal Ecologist, The Water Insititute of the Gulf, Director of RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana

    Assessing the Current and Future Natural Carbon Sequestration Capacity of Louisiana’s Coastal
    Habitats

    Speaker: Bingquing Liu, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher, The Water Institute of the Gulf, Deputy Director of RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana

    10:30 am-11:15 am Technical Topic 2- RIVERS

    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

    11:15 am-11:30 am Break

    11:30 am-12:30 pm Technical Topic 3 PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

    An overview of the Code of Ethics for Engineers published by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) through the use of case studies from the Board of Ethics Review (BER)

    Speakers: Robert Chambers, PG , Principal with Freese and Nichols; Nina Reins, PE, Ph.D., PMP, Senior Engineer with Freese and Nichols

    12:30 pm-1:30 pm Lunch and Induction of New L.COPRI Board Members & Scholarship Awards

    1:30 pm-2:30 pm Technical Topic 4- OCEANS

    Renewable Energy Leasing and Authorization Process of Offshore Wind

    Speaker: Tershara Matthews, Resource Management Functions for Offshore Renewable Energy, Alternate Use, and Marine Minerals Development, U.S. Gulf of Mexico OCS, BOEM

    Offshore Wind - Turbine Design and the Renewable Process

    Speaker: James Martin, Director, Technology Center Americas (TCA), LM Wind Power

    2:30 pm-2:45 pm Break

    2:45 pm-3:45 pm Technical Topic 5- PORTS

    Offshore Wind and How It’s affecting the Port, 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 of Port Fourchon

    Moderator: Mary “Molly” Bourgoyne, PE, Director of Ports at DOTD

    3:45 pm-4:00 pm Closing Remarks

    4:00 pm-5:00 pm Evening Social

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