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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


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...

Where Do All the Microplastics Go?

URI Coastal Fellows investigate the location, concentration, and movement of microplastics in Narragansett Bay.

How to Protect Wetlands & Combat Climate Change for a Century

Publicly owned wetlands are being eyed for long-term carbon reduction.

Offshore renewable energy improves habitat, increases fish

Offshore turbines and other renewable energy structures can have beneficial impacts on seafloor...

Oysters Clear the Waters, but Do They Muddy the Soil?

Oysters have been shown to improve water quality, so researchers decided to investigate what happens to the seafloor soils beneath oyster farms where copious amounts of poop hit the ground.

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