Your new L.COPRI 2022-2023 Board Members (From Left to Right): Scholarship Director: Brett McMann, Programs Director: Molly Bourgoyne, Chair: Andrew Woodroof, Immediate Past Chair: Erin Rooney, Treasurer: John Darnall, Vice Chair: Myriam Bou-Mekhayel, Secretary: Gerald Songy, Communications Director: William Gohres (not pictured), YPG Director: Kiara Horton (not pictured)
The Louisiana COPRI Professional Chapter hosted a full-day in-person seminar on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at the Lod Cook Hotel and Conference Center in Baton Rouge. There was a full schedule of speakers and panelists covering the four pillars of COPRI – Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers. Special Thanks to all our speakers:
Fall 2022 L.COPRI Annual Technical Seminar:
Topic 1: Chandeleur Island Restoration; Rudy Simoneaux, P.E., Chief of Engineering at The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
Topic 2: Bird island restoration and avian design guidance; John Wiebe, Biologist Program Manager at Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Topic 3: Local Gulf Sea Level Rise events and implications for the future; Leigh Anne Sharp, The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority’s Leigh Anne Sharp discussing Local Gulf Sea Level Rise events and implications for the future.
Topic 4: Port of Lake Charles: Positioning for Future Offshore Wind , Nick Pestello, P.E., Director of Engineering at Port of Lake Charles
Topic 5: Updates to LA Public Works Act; Brian Schaps, Attorney at Deutsch-Kerrigan
Topic 6: Wetland soil development in deltaic basins of LA; Andy Fontenot, LSU Student
Topic 7: LWI/CPRA/GLO Data and Model Repository Development ; Hugh Roberts, COO at The Water Institute of the Gulf
Topic 8: LA Watershed Initiative Programmatic Update; Billy Williamson, Statewide Flood and Watershed Evaluations Programs Administrator at DOTD
Former Programs Director, Brett McMann (left), introducing The Port of Lake Charles’ Director of Engineering, Maintenance & Development, Nick Pestello (Right), to discuss Positioning for Future Offshore Wind.
Gold Sponsors: HDR Engineering | Moffatt & Nichol
Silver Sponsors: Southern Shores Engineering | Volkert | Jacobs | Ardaman & Associates | GIS Engineering
Keep a look out for future event announcements via email and LinkedIn and contact our newly appointed 2022-2023 Programs Director Molly Bourgoyne at [email protected] with any questions or ideas you may have.