The Coastal Institute hosts annual meetings of the Senior Fellows where the Fellows provide a brief update on their current research as it pertains to the mission of the Coastal Institute and allows for cross-disciplinary discussion and insight to promote future successful research and funding efforts. In addition, the Senior Fellows attend a field trip to a destination that demonstrates successful coastal or watershed management with a special focus on historical, ecological, or societal significance.
2017 COASTAL INSTITUTE SENIOR FELLOW ANNUAL MEETING – July 20th
2016 COASTAL INSTITUTE SENIOR FELLOW ANNUAL MEETING
The 2016 will be held July 19th, 2016 at the Napatree Point Conservation Area in Westerly, Rhode Island. Senior Fellows will learn about the latest research on native plants and dunes, migratory shorebirds, social pathways, and more. The Coastal Institute is supporting research at Napatree Point as a demonstration site for the application and study of natural resiliency.
2015 COASTAL INSTITUTE SENIOR FELLOW ANNUAL MEETING
The 2015 meeting was held on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 in Taunton, Massachusetts and Providence Rhode Island. Senior Fellows toured dam removal sites, had lunch at Save the Bay, and learned about the Port of Providence from the deck of the M/V Alletta Morris.
2014 COASTAL INSTITUTE SENIOR FELLOW ANNUAL MEETING
The 2014 meeting was held on July 17, 2014 at Scituate Reservoir and the Eco-Machine and Living Systems Laboratory in Grafton, MA. At the Scituate Reservoir, the Senior Fellows saw the challenges to providing clean drinking water to the majority of Rhode Island residents and the conservation efforts implemented in the adjacent lands. The activities in Grafton, Massachusetts, illustrated an environmentally-friendly method of remediation of a Superfund site.
2013 COASTAL INSTITUTE SENIOR FELLOW ANNUAL MEETING
The 2013 meeting was held on August 14, 2013, at Napatree Point in Westerly, Rhode Island. The history of Napatree Point before and after the 1938 Hurricane, as well as the current conservation efforts, provided insight to Rhode Island’s unique cultural history as well as a glimpse of the challenges our coasts face from climate change.
2012 COASTAL INSTITUTE SENIOR FELLOW ANNUAL MEETING
The 2012 meeting was held on July 11, 2012 at Watson Farm in Jamestown, Rhode Island. The sustainable practices employed by these two farms allowed Fellows to observe the healthy interface of agricultural and coastal sites.