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Rhode Island Sea Grant achieved college status in 1971 and is based at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. Their mission is to improve the understanding and management of Rhode Island’s coastal and marine ecosystems by investing in and applying sound scientific, policy, and legal research findings to coastal and marine issues.

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Rhode Island Sea Grant By the Numbers (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN RHODE ISLAND RESULTED IN*

$26.7M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

300

JOBS

140

STUDENTS SUPPORTED

1300

WORKSHOP AND CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS

 
 
 

*Metrics reported in July 2017 for work conducted February 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017. Economic impact = market and non-market value of Sea Grant's work; value of jobs and businesses. Jobs = jobs created or sustained as a result of Sea Grant efforts. "Students supported" includes new and continuing students receiving financial support to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree.

Rhode Island Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Rhode Island Stories and News

Local leadership by Sea Grant leads to America’s first offshore wind farm

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Local leadership by Sea Grant leads to America’s first offshore wind farm

America’s first offshore wind farm will begin producing electricity in November. Sea Grant’s local leadership to guide the planning and community engagement process was vital to the project’s success.

The First 50 Years of Sea Grant: Remembering John A. Knauss

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The First 50 Years of Sea Grant: Remembering John A. Knauss

The late John A. Knauss leaves a long legacy of service to the nation and its oceans

Dr. John A. Knauss passed away in 2015. He was the founding Dean of the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island, an Administrator of NOAA, and a Founding Father of the National Sea Grant College Program. 

Rhode Island Offshore Wind Farm Marks U.S. Milestone in Energy Development

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Rhode Island Offshore Wind Farm Marks U.S. Milestone in Energy Development

Rhode Island's Ocean Special Area Management Plan helps pave way for the first offshore wind farm in the United States.

Rhode Island’s Ocean Special Area Management Plan, developed in part by Rhode Island Sea Grant, helped identify areas suitable for offshore windfarm construction and expedited the permitting process, putting Rhode Island on a path to developing the first offshore wind farm in the U.S.

VIDEO: Rhode Island's Shellfish Management Plan

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VIDEO: Rhode Island's Shellfish Management Plan

Rhode Island Sea Grant helps communities come together to plan for a better future

Two years in the making, Rhode Island’s first comprehensive shellfish management plan was celebrated recently at the University of Rhode Island by the state agencies, project managers, researchers, stakeholders, and funders who made it happen.

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