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Making Sense of Uncertainty: What do Climate Models Tell Us?

“Models are always wrong, but they can be useful,” said Claudia Tebaldi, a statistician at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, during her presentation on the uncertainty of climate models at the 2015 Metcalf Institute’s Public Lecture Series. The physics of heat and temperature ultimately determine how our environment changes over time, but that doesn’t stop
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Happy World Oceans Day

Rhode Island Sea Grant Director Dennis Nixon and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse share thoughts on ocean health both locally and globally to honor World Oceans Day.

Watch 2015 Ocean Summit on Marine Debris

The Volvo Group, sponsor of the Volvo Ocean Race, has released a new video of the 2015 Ocean Summit on Marine Debris, which was held in Newport, R.I., on May 15 during the race’s North American stopover. “Sailors have given us a call to action. We ignore it at our own peril,” said Dennis Nixon,
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Power Struggle: Wind Energy in New England

By Dick Dahl | Courtesy of Roger Williams University Law Magazine   Cape Wind was positioned with what would’ve been the nation’s first offshore wind farm, but too many impediments stood in the way with further difficulties after National Grid and Northeast Utilities terminated their purchase agreements in January. However, Deepwater Wind has taken the reins with
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New Tools for Coastal Resilience

To better adapt to future flooding and erosion, storms and sea level rise, Rhode Island is underway in developing the Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan (Beach Samp). Several new tools have been developed to promote coastal resiliency in an effort to protect communities and environments: Adaptation Techniques for Coastal and Waterfront Businesses How to
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Ocean Acidification Stakeholder Workshop: June 5

Rhode Island Sea Grant is pleased to support the June 5 Ocean and Coastal Acidification (OCA) Workshop for Rhode Island. This event is sponsored byThe Northeast Coastal Acidification Network (NECAN) and local partners, the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, and the Environmental Protection Agency. The purpose of this workshop is
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Save the Date! International Marine Spatial Planning Symposium Oct. 6

PLEASE JOIN US October 6, 2015 for the 14th Annual Ronald C. Baird Sea Grant Science Symposium on marine spatial planning. This all-day event that will provide participants with information on the state of marine spatial planning (MSP) around the world. Panelists, including practitioners, policymakers, and researchers from both the public and private sectors will update participants
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Marine Debris is Everyone’s Problem: 2015 Ocean Summit

“Marine debris isn’t just a sailor’s problem, it’s all of our problem,” said Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo at the 2015 Ocean Summit on Marine Debris held during the Volvo Ocean Race in Newport earlier this May. The Ocean Summit on Marine Debris, which was sponsored by The Embassy of Sweden, the U.S. State Department,
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Sacred Symbol: Beauty of Wampum

41˚N Rhode Island’s Ocean and Coastal Magazine Winter 2015  by Sarah Schumann | photographs by Acacia Johnson   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. Hazard is one of only three artisans in the world who
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Calamari Bruschetta

Cranston Area Career & Technical Center culinary students win calamari cook-off crown

RICHMOND, R.I.—Four high school culinary teams competed last week in the 2015 Rhode Island Seafood Cook-off featuring calamari, the state’s official appetizer. The teams each devised their own recipe for calamari, and an audience of the students’ family, friends, and community members tasted each one (without knowing which school’s entry it was) and scored the
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