Louisiana Discovery Integration and Application (LA DIA) program launched with Louisiana Sea Grant

Louisiana Discovery, Integration and Application (LA DIA) group photoBill Dennison, Bill Nuttle, and Tracey Saxby from IAN have teamed up with Robert Twilley and his staff at Maryland Sea Grant to create a program with postdoctorates and graduate students working with Louisiana Sea Grant Marine Extension Program agents and the Coastal Sustainability Studio at Louisiana State University. This project was initiated in July in Baton Rouge, LA. Four teams will be tackling issues like sea level rise in Point-aux-Chenes, visualizing Mississippi River sediment diversions, connecting community planning processes, and developing a vision for Grand Isle. A series of webinars and a science communication training session are scheduled for this summer and the teams will develop a portfolio early next year.