Louisiana Coastal Geology Symposium 2018 

July 10-11, 2018

Jointly presented by Louisiana Geological Survey & New Orleans Geological Society


Dalton J. Woods Auditorium

Energy, Coast and Environment Building

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, La.

Venue details available here.

Call for Abstracts & Registration
The symposium will bring together scientists, engineers and policy makers from across a range of disciplines to exchange ideas, interpretations and insights on Louisiana coastal geology both onshore and offshore and on associated topics.

Abstracts are now being accepted for consideration as an oral presentation or poster session.
Graduate student submissions to the poster session are welcome.

Topics for submission related to the Louisiana coast (specifically including the offshore) and its geology include:

  • Coastal geology
  • Coastal geohazards
  • Coastal ecology
  • Coastal environments
  • Coastal erosion
  • Coastal faulting
  • Coastal landforms and geomorphology
  • Coastal oil and gas regulation
  • Coastal resilience  
  • Coastal sedimentology
  • Coastal subsidence
  • Coastal tectonics
  • Geological components of coastal sustainability planning
  • Geological oceanography
  • Geological processes affecting the onshore and offshore landscapes
  • Geology, geomorphology, and geohazards of Louisiana barrier islands
  • New technologies or methodologies
  • Oil spill studies
  • Onshore and offshore geological, geophysical, geochemical, sedimentological and paleontological investigations
  • Onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration and production
  • Onshore and offshore pipelines
  • Paleoclimate studies
  • Planning impacts of coastal geologic features
  • Salt dissolution
  • Salt water intrusion
  • Sea level rise
  • Tsunamis, waves and tides

Abstracts must be submitted here. (If you do not already have an EasyChair account, you will need to create one.)


Abstract deadline: June 10, 2018.


Regular registration: $40 until June 30, 2018, and $80 thereafter.
Student registration: $5 until June 30, 2018, and $10 thereafter.
Speakers and poster presenters receive free registration. 

Advance registration must be postmarked by June 30, 2018.

Checks should be made to New Orleans Geological Society, with "LCGS 2018" in the memo line. 

Click here for the advance registration form.


NOTE: The Louisiana Geological Survey and the New Orleans Geological Society have joined forces in 2018 to lead the development of a Louisiana Coastal Geohazards Atlas. Several presentations will be made regarding the atlas and its progress.

For further information, please contact John E. Johnston III at hammer@lsu.edu or 225-931-6622.