A Sinking State: Coastal State Discussion Feb.14

Join us on Wednesday, February 14 for a discussion on the impacts land subsidence has on Rhode Island as projected sea levels continue to climb. Although Rhode Island is losing only one millimeter of ground annually, it plays a meaningful role in present-day flooding along a coastal state that is mostly at sea level or 10 to
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Narragansett Bay is Changing in More Ways Than One

Narragansett Bay was reported last summer to be the cleanest it’s been in the last 150 years, an announcement that was met with acclaim by many but also with consternation by others. The controversy was the focus of a recent symposium at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. Improved water clarity may
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Scientists Venture to South Pole for Answers

Travel to one of the coldest, windiest, and most barren places on Earth does not require a passport. This isn’t because of Antarctica’s inhospitable conditions or lack of long-term residents. It’s because of an agreement of no territorial claim among 53 countries that have vested research interests in this massive snow-covered landmass at the South
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Fishermen Say Narragansett Bay Too Clean

By Alex Kuffner | Courtesy of the Providence Journal NARRAGANSETT — Narragansett Bay is cleaner and clearer than it’s been in decades. But after huge strides in treating wastewater and controlling storm runoff, some are asking a question that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago about what is arguably Rhode Island’s most
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2018 Applications for Coastal Management/Digital Coast Fellowship

The NOAA Office for Coastal Management is recruiting candidates for the 2018 Coastal Management/Digital Coast Fellowship Program.  This program’s mission is to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management agencies and other key NOAA partners. The fellowship
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Accepting Applicants for 2019 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Qualified individuals are invited to submit applications to the Rhode Island Sea Grant College Program by 5:00 p.m. February 23, 2018, using eSeaGrant

NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship Open for 2018 Applicants

NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program The NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics is designed to help Sea Grant fulfill its broad educational responsibilities and to strengthen the collaboration between Sea Grant and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Since 1999, Sea Grant and NMFS have partnered to train
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Unlocking the Past is Key for the Future

Sometimes to move forward you have to go back – sometimes as far as hundreds of thousands or millions of years. This is the case for scientists looking to reconstruct the past in order to better understand climatic changes happening today and what may be expected in the future. What researchers are finding is that while
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How Rhode Island Can Resist Rising Seas

Gone are the days when coastal infrastructure could be built for a slowly changing environment. By Alex Kuffner | Courtesy of The Providence Journal WARWICK — Tucked in amongst the grass and shrubs along the shoreline just a short walk from Oakland Beach is a patch of crumbling asphalt. This is where Sea View Drive
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Researchers Assess Community Support for Shellfish Aquaculture in Rhode Island

Over the past 20 years, the amount of submerged land used for aquaculture in Rhode Island has been growing steadily, with some stakeholders expressing concerns about user conflicts, leaving coastal managers in need of better understanding the social issues related to aquaculture development. Tracey Dalton and Robert Thompson, both University of Rhode Island marine affairs
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