Rhode Island Sea Grant supports research, outreach, and education programs designed to foster vibrant coastal communities and marine environments that are resilient in the face of change.
Rhode Island Sea Grant is one of 33 programs in a national network, and includes a legal program located at Roger Williams University School of Law.
Rhode Island Sea Grant’s strategic plan guides programmatic decision making and the investment of the program’s funding from NOAA Sea Grant. During the strategic plan period, Rhode Island Sea Grant is focusing its efforts in four priority areas:
Development of the strategic plan includes input from the Rhode Island Sea Grant advisors, stakeholders, National Sea Grant, and the public at large.
Responsiveness to evolving priorities of stakeholders is a core strength of the Sea Grant model that requires the strategic plan to be adaptive to changing local conditions. To this end, this plan will be regularly reviewed and amended as appropriate.
The 2014-2016 Rhode Island Sea Grant Program Guide outlines its investment in research projects and extension, legal, education, and communications efforts in support of the program’s strategic goals.