Marine Debris is Everyone's Problem: 2015 Ocean Summit

The Ocean Summit on Marine Debris was hosted during the Volvo Ocean Race in Newport to raise awareness about a growing global environmental concern that impacts all communities from Rhode Island to Sweden and China.

Sacred Symbol: Beauty of Wampum

Allen Hazard, a wampum maker and member of the Narragansett Tribe, carries on an age-old tradition of creating objects of beauty and symbolism with quahog shells.

Ocean State to Your Plate: 2015 Scup Challenge

Scup, an underutilized, but tasty, local fish, took the spotlight at the second annual Rhode Island Seafood Challenge at Johnson & Wales University.

Landscape Design to Improve Coastal Resilience

Newport, North Kingstown, and Warwick will serve as as new pilot projects to increase coastal resilience to climate change impacts, such as sea level rise, flooding, and increased storminess.

An Ounce of Prevention: Probiotics Hold Potential for Shellfish Disease

URI Researchers experiment with probiotic applications in oyster hatcheries and lobster harvests to fight harmful shellfish diseases that could have implications for Rhode Island’s seafood industry.