In the Media
URI Coastal Fellows investigate the location, concentration, and movement of microplastics in Narragansett Bay.
Publicly owned wetlands are being eyed for long-term carbon reduction.
Offshore turbines and other renewable energy structures can have beneficial impacts on seafloor habitats and fish communities, said researchers from...
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.
Planners, members of the fishing industry, and developers share what went well with Block Island Wind Farm—and what could have gone better—to aid...
Dennis Nixon, director of Rhode Island Sea Grant, recognized by Roger Williams University for career in marine law.
With some of Rhode Island's restaurants closed or curtailing their menus in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, local seafood...
Crean recognized for role in developing Rhode Island’s plan to help coastal communities address sea level rise, flooding, and erosion.
Years-long waits for relief are just one of the problems facing federal buyout programs.
In the Media
Recent research has found access to Rhode Island’s shoreline and the amenities it offers differs between demographic groups. Rhode Island Sea Grant hosted a webinar on June 30 webinar in partnership. with Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) and focused on shoreline access as an environmental-justice issue. Read more >>
Scientists at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography are learning more about a microscopic organism that, despite its tiny size, can have a major impact, closing shellfisheries and making people sick. Read more >>
House approves bill to study shoreline access
The resolution (2021-H 5469A) creates a 12-member special legislative commission to study and provide recommendations on the issues relating to lateral access along the Rhode Island shoreline, with a goal of reporting back to the General Assembly next spring. Read more >>
Over 130 people participated in the webinar. The “Learning As We Go” session addressed “Effects on the Food Web” and featured two guest speakers who have studied offshore wind farms in Europe for a number of years. Read more >>
How RI’s Shellfish Industry is Innovating During Coronavirus
The term “blue economy” has been popping up in headlines and economic outlines with increasing frequency during the past 10 years. Read more >>