Coastal Louisiana Ecosystem Assessment and Restoration (CLEAR) is a collaborative effort among State, Federal, and University Scientists and Engineers, providing scientific evaluation for restoration management. CLEAR is governed by Louisiana Applied Coastal and Engineering Science (LACES) Program, but is temporarily housed at the Louisiana State University's School of the Coast & Environment.
This exercise compares the CLEAR landscape change module (Visser et al. 2008) to the geo-engineering model developed by Parker & Sequiros (2006). Both models are used to investigate delta building dynamics considering different sediment loads within the Wax Lake Outlet.
A Grand Challenge workshop was recently held on the LSU campus. The workshop focused on improving local emergency operations & regional planning by addressing the needs of decision support personnel, current modeling/research capabilities, interfacing support tools with decision makers, & data needs to enhance modeling-decision support tools.