Regional Engagement Partners

North America

North America

The North America REP office is located near the banks of the Mississippi River and in the Mississippi Delta at a university focused on the natural and social science of the coast. This delta is experiencing the highest rates of relative sea level in the US; high rates of coastal land loss; has robust fisheries and other natural resources; is the site of the largest port by volume in the US; and is the site of a significant part of the US oil and gas industry.

Key Activities

The North American engagement partner’s planned key FEC-related (research) activities:

  • Deltaic Science
  • Wetland Science
  • Energy and Environment
  • Coastal Science and Policy
  • Coastal Cities
  • Climate Change and Coasts

Other Information

Host Institution

Louisiana State University
College of the Coast and Environment, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, United States of America


Christopher F. D’Elia, Ph.D., Professor and Dean, North America REP Director