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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

2017 (pdf)

2016 (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN RHODE ISLAND RESULTED IN*

$1.7M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

20

BUSINESSES

70

STUDENTS SUPPORTED

20600

ATTENDEES AT PUBLIC OR PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

 
 
 

*Metrics reported in July 2018 for work conducted February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018. Economic impact = market and non-market value of Sea Grant's work; value of jobs and businesses. Businesses = businesses 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

Sea Grant Report on Barriers to Shellfish Aquaculture in the U.S.

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Sea Grant Report on Barriers to Shellfish Aquaculture in the U.S.

A Sea Grant team of legal and aquaculture experts has released a report detailing eight case studies that identify challenges to the shellfish aquaculture industry in the United States. The project was funded through Sea Grant's 2017 national investment in aquaculture. 

NOAA Sea Grant and Fisheries announce 2018 Joint Fellowship Recipients

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NOAA Sea Grant and Fisheries announce 2018 Joint Fellowship Recipients

The National Marine Fisheries Service-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship program supports students pursuing doctoral degrees in population and ecosystem dynamics as well as marine resource economics. The program is a focused workforce development effort to train highly qualified professionals in areas of critical need for NOAA’s science-based approach to fisheries management.

BayMap Leads to Discoveries in Offshore Waters Near and Far

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BayMap Leads to Discoveries in Offshore Waters Near and Far

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.

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.

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