Beach Profiling to Track Changes to Our Shoreline

Last month the Coastal Resources Management Council, along with the University of Rhode Island Department of Geosciences and Eastern Connecticut State University, offered a free training session in the Modified Emery Method (a.k.a two sticks and a string) – a fast and inexpensive method to track changes to the shoreline – to show how beach profiling
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Fiberglass Boats Pose New Recycling Challenge

Rhode Island Sea Grant Director, Dennis Nixon, says that fiberglass boats are posing a new problem as “Abandoned and Derelict Vessels (ADV),” which include a variety of boats from trawlers and barges to sailboats. Nixon has been investigating boat recycling and says: ‘I have learned so far that boat recycling will have to be subsidized
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Mapping Japanese Tsunami Debris and Marine Invasions: Understanding Natural Disasters and Implications of New Species

It was 2:45 p.m. on March 11, 2011, when the Tohoku region of Japan was hit with a magnitude 9.0 undersea earthquake, the most powerful earthquake to have ever hit Japan and fourth most powerful in the world, resulting in a catastrophic tsunami and meltdown of  three nuclear reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.
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Rhode Island Sea Grant Welcomes New Legal Program Director

Rhode Island Sea Grant is pleased to welcome Julia Wyman back as director of the Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program. Wyman, who also serves as the director of the Marine Affairs Institute at Roger Williams University School of Law, most recently served as ocean and environmental counsel for U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. Previously, Wyman
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Research Proposal Call for Ocean Acidification in the Northeast

NORTHEAST SEA GRANT COLLEGE CONSORTIUM CALL FOR PRELIMINARY REGIONAL RESEARCH PROPOSALS ON THE IMPACTS OF OCEAN ACIDIFICATION ON KEY COASTAL MARINE RESOURCE SPECIES IN THE NORTHEAST The Northeast Sea Grant Consortium (consisting of the Sea Grant programs in the Northeast including New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, MIT, Woods Hole, New Hampshire, Maine and Lake Champlain), in partnership with the NOAA Ocean Acidification
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Fort Kearney

Presentation to Explore WWII History of the URI Graduate School of Oceanography Campus

Join us for “Top Secret World War II Prisoner of War Camp at Fort Kearney in Narragansett” NOTE: VENUE CHANGE TO CORLESS AUDITORIUM Narragansett, R.I. – On September 16 at 4:30 p.m., at the University of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay Campus, Christian McBurney and Brian Wallin of The Online Review of Rhode Island History will present on
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Nature or Nurture for Sandy-Damaged Shorelines

Prior to Sandy, beaches with artificial barriers and nearby development in New York, as well as Rhode Island, had fallen behind on sand nourishment and preservation, and subsequently suffered significant damage from the storm. Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly went decades without new sand. The shoreline has a significant fixed infrastructure with roads and parking lots,
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2014 Sea Grant Baird Summary Report

We are pleased to share the summary report from our “Staying Afloat: Adapting Waterfront Businesses to Rising Seas and Extreme Storms/The 2014 Ronald C. Baird Sea Grant Science Symposium.” This event brought businesses, experts, academics and government decision-makers together to examine adaptation problems and solutions for coastal communities. With a changing shoreline, flooding and erosion from storms and
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Offshore Wind Farm Marks Milestone in Energy Development and Marine Spatial Planning

As development of the first U.S. offshore wind farm begins in Block Island Sound, many Rhode Islanders and others are praising the state’s efforts in marine spatial planning and the role of the Ocean Special Area Management Plan (SAMP) in the federal regulation and permitting process. Deepwater Wind, a Providence-based developer, received permission to begin its
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URI Graduate Student Awarded NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship

Congratulations to URI Environmental and Natural Resource Economics graduate student Andrew Carr-Harris, who was awarded a 2015 National Marine Fisheries Service fellowship in coordination with the National Sea Grant Office (NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship). The research proposed by Carr-Harris will develop econometric models of commercial fishery landings (amount of fish harvested) in Northeast U.S. ports. These
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