To fill a knowledge gap about the shallow seafloor right off Rhode Island's coast, Rhode Island Sea Grant invested in the development of BayMap, a collection of marine habitat maps for Narragansett Bay and surrounding coastal ponds for use by resource managers and scientists.
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.
Programs helps make coastal residences in Rhode Island more FORTIFIED against storm damage
Rhode Island Sea Grant is helping to bring the FORTIFIED program to Rhode Island in order to construct resilient buildings.
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'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.