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Louisiana’s Coastal Future (2021)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-04-09

Duration: 00:05:34

Subjects: COASTAL EROSION | Environment | Scientific research


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Day, John Interviewee
  • Twilley, Robert Interviewee


This segment from the April 9, 2021, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on the findings of two studies related to the future of Louisiana’s coastline. He interviews Dr. John Day, a professor emeritus of the LSU Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, who discusses the findings of a study he co-authored on the accelerated timeline for the erosion of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands due to accelerated sea level rise. He also interviews Dr. Robert Twilley, the executive director of the Louisiana Sea Grant College, who discusses LSU’s participation in NASA’s Delta-X research into the future of the world’s deltas.