College of the Coast & Environment

Your Future Awaits

From our location near the mouth of the Mississippi River, the College of the Coast & Environment has a front-row seat to coastal and environmental changes impacting our state, nation, and the world. We see firsthand the effects of stressors such as coastal land loss, pollution, and severe weather. CC&E’s coastal and environmental research advances knowledge about these stressors--and much more--helping to deepen understanding of the ever-changing natural world and its relationship with our lives, livelihoods, and recreation. This research provides sound science so that stakeholders can make informed decisions. Every day, our students work alongside world-renowned multidisciplinary experts, acquiring the skills and abilities necessary to tackle complex coastal environmental challenges.

CCE News

Coastal Environmental Science student Jonathan Russell has developed a Gulf of Mexico specific hurricane forecast.

Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences faculty members Paul Miller and Matt Hiatt took a closer look at the water crises of 2023 in Louisiana.

Oceanography & Coastal Sciences graduate student Matthew Parker took a research cruise to the Laborador Sea last winter to investigate the air-sea gas exchange in cold weather environment

CC&E At Work

A scientist stands in a marsh with a pole, taking a measurement

CC&E student research can begin as early as freshman year.

Photo credit: Austin Lynn

A man wearing an orange parka sits on a boat with a ship in the background

CC&E faculty conduct research on all 7 continents.

Photo credit: Kanchan Maiti

 Two girls smile at the camera with a fish back drop
A classroom of students looks at a projector screen
A scientist holds a tube of water in front of three middle schoolers

CC&E collaborates with local schools on STEM initiatives.