Welcoming Elin Torell as the Next Director of the Coastal Institute

Bringing Coastal Management Expertise from Around the World to Institute Efforts for Coastal Ecosystem Solutions Elin Torell is set to serve as the next Director of the University of Rhode Island (URI) Coastal Institute (CI). As Director, she will continue the Institute’s work of advancing solutions to environmental problems in coastal ecosystems by increasing understanding […]

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Preparing for Resilience: Accomplishments Summer 2019 through Fall 2021

This document, the second of two, reports on accomplishments and activities of the Mixed-Use Climate Response Demonstration Site team between 2019 and 2021. Over this period the CI has continued its collaboration with the towns of Barrington and Warren and has welcomed the town of Bristol to the program through engagement in planning and community […]

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RI House Panel Reaches Consensus on Public’s Right to the Shore

Rhode Island is one of the few states in the country where the ability to access the shoreline is a guaranteed right, enshrined in our state constitution. Our “shoreline privileges” include, but are not limited to, passage along the shore, swimming, fishing and collecting seaweed (Article 1, Section 17). However, where those rights begin and […]

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Coastal Institute Announces 2022 Distinguished Fellow Awards

Volunteer Legacies of Coastal, Ocean, and Environmental Colleagues Honored For their exceptional volunteer service to communities in Rhode Island and beyond which have benefitted tremendously from their knowledge, guidance, and concern for a span of coastal issues, a cadre of University of Rhode Island (URI) colleagues are the recipients of 2022 Distinguished Fellow Awards, the […]

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