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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*

4773

ATTENDEES AT PUBLIC OR PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

17

BUSINESSES

124

STUDENTS SUPPORTED

26

SEAFOOD INDUSTRY PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

 
 
 

*Metrics are direct results of Sea Grant work between February 1, 2019 and January 31, 2020 as reported by Sea Grant programs in Summer 2020. 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. Seafood industry personnel refers to the number of fishermen, seafood processing or aquaculture industry personnel who modify their practices using knowledge gained in fisheries sustainability and seafood safety as a result of Sea Grant activities.

Rhode Island Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Rhode Island Stories and News

Sea Grant partnership seeks research proposals focused on the co-existence of ocean energy with Northeast fishing and coastal communities

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Sea Grant partnership seeks research proposals focused on the co-existence of ocean energy with Northeast fishing and coastal communities

The Northeast Sea Grant Consortium, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office and Water Power Technologies Office, and NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center, announces a research funding opportunity to improve understanding of offshore renewable energy interactions with fishing and coastal communities to optimize ocean co-use. Pre-proposals are due May 14, 2021.

Celebrating American Lobster Initiative successes on National Lobster Day

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Celebrating American Lobster Initiative successes on National Lobster Day

The Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative, created in 2019, works to understand ecosystem changes affecting American lobster and share findings with regional stakeholders who can use the information to influence lobster management. This National Lobster Day (September 25) take a look at the extension and research strides made by Sea Grant’s American Lobster Initiative in its first year.

Knauss Fellowship alum Catalina Martinez receives prestigious award for her work in diversity, equity and inclusion

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Knauss Fellowship alum Catalina Martinez receives prestigious award for her work in diversity, equity and inclusion

Catalina Martinez, a 2002 Knauss Fellow through Rhode Island Sea Grant, was one of six NOAA experts  recognized at the 2019 annual Women of Color in STEM conference. Martinez explains how the Knauss Fellowship paved the way for her 18-year career at NOAA.

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. 

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