Nov 29, 2012 8:51 AM by AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A well-known coastal researcher has been hired as director of the Water Institute of the Gulf's physical processes and sediment systems.
Mead Allison was associate director of the Jackson School of Geosciences' Institute for Geophysics at University of Texas at Austin, and has researched river delta systems for almost 25 years.
Chip Groat, chief executive officer and president of The Water Institute, tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/WwJx1O ) Mead brings a wealth of applied and practical experience to the Institute's research team.
Allison will be a professor at Tulane University's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in addition to working at The Water Institute.
Formed in 2011, the Water Institute is a nonprofit independent research group involved in coordinating research needs for coastal restoration and planning in Louisiana.