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Call for 2020 Knauss Marine Policy Fellow Applications

Qualified individuals are invited to submit applications to the Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship national competition. Selected finalists spend one year in Washington, D.C., working in the Legislative or Executive Branch on critical marine policy and resource management issues. The Knauss Fellowship begins February 1, 2020 and provides a stipend totaling up to
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Climate in the Courtrooms

The Northeast is expected to reach several milestones in sea-level rise and flooding well before other areas of the country. This region is expected to have the “largest temperature increase in the contiguous United States,” according the recent National Climate Assessment.   “Providence County has the worst air quality in the Boston-Worcester-Providence metro area. It
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Sea Grant Holiday Giveaway

Rhode Island Sea Grant is offering these books with free shipping until December 31, 2018. Call us today to make sure you have yours in time for the holidays! Rhode Island’s Shellfish Heritage: An Ecological History Shellfish are part of the historical fabric of Rhode Island. Writer and fisherman Sarah Schumann delves into that history
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Volcanoes to Solve the Mystery of the Earth’s Crust

Of the many unsolved mysteries of the universe, there is one that is particularly close at hand – or rather, underfoot. The ground below us formed over 2 billion years ago and is part of a very thin veneer, much like the skin of an apple, that encapsulates the planet’s immense heat and allows for
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Climate Resilience and Security

By Cynthia Drummond | Courtesy of the Westerly Sun Withstanding the impacts of severe weather on coastal communities and military installations was the subject of the Coastal Resiliency Symposium held last week at the Narragansett Bay campus of the University of Rhode Island. Hosted by U.S. Rep. James Langevin and attended by fellow Democratic Sen.
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Lobster Listening Session Oct. 26: Identifying Research Questions

Sea Grant is hosting a “listening session” on Friday, Oct. 26th to better understand the key research questions for understanding and managing American lobster in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank, including the effects of environmental changes on migration, growth, and maturity. The goal of the listening session is to uncover what these questions are and where they fall in the
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Marine Law Symposium Nov. 16: Legal Strategies for Climate Adaptation in Coastal New England

Join us on Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Roger Williams University School of Law for a discussion on how state and local governments in coastal New England can overcome legal barriers to climate adaptation. Legal experts from the Georgetown Climate Center in Washington D.C., the Conservation Law Foundation, the Sabin Center for Climate Change
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Rhode Island Sound’s Role in Fueling Harmful Algal Blooms in Narragansett Bay

Anchored boats and buoys slowly emerge from and vanish back into the fog that lays thick across the water’s surface in the early morning hours as we slowly motor out of Wickford Harbor. It’s the beginning of May and I’m with GSO researchers Lucie Maranda, Dave Ullman, and their student, Joe Barnes, in a 16-foot
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Panel Review of Rhode Island Sea Grant Seeks Public Comments

Public comments are sought for the Rhode Island Sea Grant 2018 Program Review Deadline for submission of comments is: November 19, 2018 Rhode Island Sea Grant will be reviewed on November 27-29, 2018 by a team convened by the National Sea Grant College Program. The review will be conducted at the University of Rhode Island
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The Value of Numerical Models in Predicting Future Disasters

One of the biggest challenges facing a governor when a dangerous hurricane is barrelling towards their state is to convince people to evacuate. This happened in North Carolina last month as the state grappled with Hurricane Florence. Flooding threatened resident Dawn Davis’ house in the midst of the storm, according to a story in Time
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