Louisiana Coastal Neotectonics and Subsidence Expert Panel

The Challenge

The Water Institute of the Gulf assembled an expert panel composed of recognized experts in the fields of neotectonics/subsidence and geomorphic/sedimentary response in the Louisiana coastal region. The panel is charged with weighing the data, interpretations and conclusions presented to them by scientists conducting research related to this topic during the workshop in the context of fostering open discussion of neotectonics and coastal restoration at the planning time scale. The panel will provide a forum for the discussion of neotectonics and its potential impacts on management of coastal natural resources. This is the third of three planned workshops.

Due to COVID-19 disruptions to in-person meetings, the third workshop was held virtually over the course of three days. Local experts from Louisiana State University (Frank Tsai), the U.S. Geological Survey (Julie Bernier) and Tulane University (Simone Fiaschi) presented to the panel at the workshop.

The Approach

June 3, 3-5 p.m.– Dr. Frank Tsai, Louisiana State University

June 4, 3-5 p.m. – Dr. Julie Bernier, U.S. Geological Survey

June 5, 8-10 a.m. – Dr. Simone Fiaschi, Tulane University

How to watch:

Frank Tsai
Recording of the presentation here https://youtu.be/NPXXgnsAhPg


Julie Bernier
Recording of the presentation here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=513SSqETxEY


Simone Fiaschi
Recording of the presentation here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIWMbgKtqBk