How Rhode Island Can Resist Rising Seas

Gone are the days when coastal infrastructure could be built for a slowly changing environment. By Alex Kuffner | Courtesy...

Beach SAMP Stakeholder Meeting

Beach SAMP Stakeholder Meeting

To address challenges from a changing shoreline, the R.I. Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan (Beach SAMP) is focused on...

Cashing in on Offshore Sand Deposits

There are offshore sand deposits that could be used to replenish R.I. beaches less expensively than land-based sources - but what will the consequences be?

StormReporter Training for Volunteers

As we approach hurricane season, which begins June 1, Rhode Island Sea Grant, in partnership with the Coastal Resources Center, the...

Tell Me a Story: Redesigning Oakland Beach

"The students get exposure to the residents and stakeholders and decision makers at the local level and … to the challenges and problems that real decision makers face in moving forward with these design ideas."

Tracking Sand: Scientist researches sea level rise, erosion in RI

As global climate change increasingly becomes an issue of international political concern, a URI scientist is conducting research to better...

Elevating Drowning Salt Marshes

While many coastal residents are seeking measures to protect their homes from a rising sea and increased flooding, one is...

Beach Profiling to Track Changes to Our Shoreline

Last month the Coastal Resources Management Council, along with the University of Rhode Island Department of Geosciences and Eastern Connecticut State...

New Tools for Coastal Resilience

To better adapt to future flooding and erosion, storms and sea level rise, Rhode Island is underway in developing the...

Napatree Point a Moving Target

Napatree Point is a 1.5-mile sandy spit that separates Little Narragansett Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. It is a constantly...

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