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Rhode Island Sea Grant is one of 34 programs in the National Sea Grant College Program.

We are a state-based program with federal funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and are based at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. 

We work with coastal communities in the Ocean State to ensure access to the best available science and that everyone has a seat at the table to build long-term, sustainable solutions.

The most resilient communities are those that work together.


Coastal Communities

Miles of Coastline

Our Top Priorities

Coastal Resilience

Helping communities adapt to climate change and coastal hazards.

Ocean planning

Working together to plan the future uses of ocean spaces and resources.


Supporting tools and resources for sustainable commercial fishing and aquaculture activities.

Marine Law

Providing policy expertise and education for the next generation of law professionals.

Video highlights Sea Grant-funded research that finds oysters are a protein alternative that could reduce your carbon footprint.

“Rhode Island’s coastal habitat and fisheries are an essential part of our culture and economy.  The University of Rhode Island is a national leader in ocean research and conservation, and the Sea Grant program has been a vital partner in carrying out cooperative research and strengthening our coastal communities. ” 

Senator Jack Reed (RI)

Ranking member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS), and Related Agencies


RISG Call for Research Proposals: 2022-2024

Rhode Island Sea Grant is accepting research proposals that focus on rust tides and/or harmful algal blooms and application of multi-use marine spatial planning tools.

New Issue of 41˚N: Facing Adversity

In this issue, we explore the trials and tribulations Rhode Islanders have faced during this pandemic. 

Can We Turn the Tide on the Problem of Plastics?

The problem is plastics don’t degrade, breaking down into ever finer pieces that become virtually impossible to recover – leaving them to alter coastal and ocean ecosystems in ways we have yet to understand.

Announcing 2022 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship – Applications Open

Qualified individuals are invited to submit applications to the Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy...

Eat the Invaders

October is National Seafood Month – a distinction proclaimed by Congress over 30 years century ago...

Your Extreme High Tide Photos Needed

Extreme high tides are coming to coastal Rhode Island, and planners need your photos. As sea level...

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