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Louisiana Sand Resource Database (LASARD)<< Back to Key Initiatives
LASARD

Issue Addressed

The State of Louisiana initially developed the LASARD program to manage geological, geophysical, geotechnical and other related data pertaining to offshore sand searches. It was designed to archive historical and current geoscientific data that could be queried by state, federal, and private entities for planning and executing restoration projects (Khalil et al., 2010). LASARD, which initially contained only data relevant to offshore sand searches, was expanded to include geoscientific data pertaining to the exploration of any sediment resources in coastal Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi River.

The objective of LASARD is to centralize relevant data from various sources for better project coordination and to facilitate future planning for delineating and using sediment resources for restoration in coastal Louisiana. A story map was developed to help guide users on how to access LASARD data and can be found at the following link:

LASARD Story Map

Project Goals

The State of Louisiana initially developed the LASARD program to manage geological, geophysical, geotechnical and other related data pertaining to offshore sand searches.

Project Details

Project Type: Key Initiative