David Dismukes, professor and associate executive director for the LSU Center for Energy Studies, or CES, has been named director of the Coastal Marine Institute, or CMI. Dismukes, who replaces outgoing CMI director Susan Welsh, will continue in his current capacity at CES. Richard Shaw, professor in the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, will continue as deputy director of CMI.
CMI at LSU operates under a cooperative agreement, initiated in 1992, between the State of Louisiana and Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, or BOEM, a branch of the Department of the Interior. As CMI director, Dismukes will oversee the grant proposal process and serve as the point of contact for BOEM at LSU.
CMI coordinates university research in response to federal and state information needs regarding Outer Continental Shelf development of the oil and gas industry, including
• environmental aspects of technologies for extracting and transporting non-energy resources;
• environmental response to changing energy extraction and transport technologies;
• analyses and synthesis of existing data/information from previous studies;
• modeling of environmental, social, and economic processes and systems;
• new information about the structure/function of affected systems via application of descriptive and experimental means;
• projects that improve the application and distribution of multi-source information.
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