coastal institute

Narragansett Bay Campus, Room 124, Narragansett, RI 02882


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Innovative Problem Solving Across and Beyond Traditional Structures.

The Coastal Institute was founded to provide Rhode Island with a neutral setting where knowledge is advanced, issues discussed, information synthesized, and solutions developed for the sustainable use and management of coastal ecosystems. The Coastal Institute is dedicated to increasing our understanding of the relationships between human activity and the condition of the coastal environment and its resources. Working in partnership with local, state, federal, and international agencies, the Coastal Institute strives to use this understanding to contribute to the solution of the complex problems of human use and development in coastal environments.

Translating science

Promote Collaboration

Serve as convener for state and regional organizations, and interested and invested parties to collaboratively address problems facing our coasts.

Advance knowledge

Advance Knowledge

Provide training and support to CI Senior Fellows and other collaborators to increase scientific understanding of our coasts and communities.

Fluke Symposium; Photo Credit: Dave Monti

Neutral Venue

Work with wide range of partners to support coastal environments and their governance.

Translate Science

Make coastal science understandable and accessible to the non-scientist through varied communication strategies, and community outreach and engagement.

















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