The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and its partners, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, The Water Institute of the Gulf and Louisiana Sea Grant, are proud to bring Louisiana the State of the Coast Conference, the definitive conference centered on the restoration and protection of Louisiana’s coast.
Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana
The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to unite people in action to achieve a thriving, sustainable Louisiana coast for all.
Incorporated in 1988, CRCL represents a unique mix of businesses, local governments, industries, scientific communities, national and local conservation groups, hunters, anglers and a broad spectrum of concerned residents who share a common vision and commitment to the sustainability of coastal Louisiana. The common vision of these varied and diverse interests is the driving strength of CRCL, the most effective and recognized coastal advocacy organization in the state.
Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority
Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is the single state entity with authority to develop, articulate, implement, and enforce a comprehensive Coastal Master Plan of unified vision to reduce tropical storm surge flood impact, to restore our bountiful natural resources, to build land to protect our nation’s critical energy infrastructure, and to secure Louisiana’s coast now and for future generations.
By marshaling the expertise and resources of federal and state agencies, local government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector, CPRA integrates and translates the objectives, projects, and goals of the Coastal Master Plan into on-the-ground action.
The Water Institute of the Gulf
The Water Institute of the Gulf is a not-for-profit, independent and applied research institute dedicated to providing advanced understanding and technical expertise to support management of coastal, deltaic and water systems within Louisiana, across the Gulf Coast, and around the world. Our mission supports the practical application of innovative science and engineering, providing solutions that benefit society.
Those who make policy and coastal and deltaic systems, as well as managers of natural resources, need high-quality science and engineering to guide their decisions. Nowhere is this need greater than coastal Louisiana, which is losing its wetlands at a catastrophic rate. Addressing Louisiana’s coastal crisis requires application of sound knowledge and data – in the near term and for the long haul. The Water Institute was founded in 2011 to address exactly this sort of challenge.
LOUISIANA SEA GRANT
Since its establishment in 1968, the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program has worked to promote stewardship of the state’s coastal resources through a combination of research, education and outreach.
Louisiana Sea Grant, based at Louisiana State University, is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Sea Grant Program, a network made up of 33 Sea Grant programs located in each of the coastal and Great Lakes states and Puerto Rico. LSU was designated the nation’s thirteenth Sea Grant College in 1978. Louisiana Sea Grant had its Program Review in October 2015, conducted by the National Sea Grant Office/NOAA, and LSG was rated as “exceeds expectations by a substantial margin in some areas/aspects.”