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Putting the Year in Perspective

OUR 2018 YEAR IN REVIEW Putting the year in perspective. 2018 was a good year for Sea Grant, so we wanted to reflect and highlight some of our top stories and moments from these last twelve months – as well as thank all of our partners and supporters. A Sinking State and a Rising Sea Rhode
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Block Island Wind Farm

Recreational and Commercial Fishermen View the Block Island Wind Farm Through a Different Lens

By Todd McLeish | Courtesy of URI Today KINGSTON, R.I. – January 10, 2019 – Commercial fishermen have very different perceptions of the impact of the Block Island Wind Farm than do recreational fishermen, according to a survey of both groups by a University of Rhode Island doctoral student. Of the 25 fishermen interviewed, all
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Rhode Island Sea Grant Call for Research Proposals for $2 Million Investment

Narragansett––Rhode Island Sea Grant is now accepting pre-proposal submissions for research projects that will be funded from February 1, 2020 to January 1, 2022. Over $2 million will be allocated towards research projects focused on the effects of ecosystem change: from ocean acidification and harmful algal blooms to the impacts of rising water temperatures and
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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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