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Shellfish Ecological History by Sarah Schumann wins RI Council for the Humanities Innovation Award.

Book Celebrating Rhode Island’s Shellfish Heritage Honored at Rhode Island Council for the Humanities Event The Coastal Institute at the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Sea Grant and the Coastal Resources Center at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography, and author Sarah Schumann were honored at the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities’ 2015 […]

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Nation-wide Television Program Features Coastal Institute Ecosystem Resiliency Site at Napatree Point

Peter August, Chair, Napatree Science Advisors; Professor of Natural Resources Science, University of Rhode Island; and Senior Fellow, Coastal Institute The weather was cold, rainy, and windy. Hurricane Joaquin was quickly closing in on New England, as evidenced by large surf pounding the beach at Napatree Point Conservation Area with the north winds shearing off […]

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EPA ORD Tools Cafe

Faculty and research scientists are invited to attend the EPA Office of Research and Development Tools Cafe sponsored by the Coastal Institute. This is a special event to kick off a week long EPA meeting and is being opened to URI CELS and GSO to offer a sneak peek into the valuable work EPA supports. […]

Exploring the Watershed: Coastal Institute Senior Fellows Trip and Annual Meeting

Art Gold, PhD, Professor and Chair of Natural Resources Science Department and co-chair of the Masters of Environmental Science Management Program at the University of Rhode Island Each year, the Coastal Institute hosts a field trip for its Senior Fellows, a group of over 120 professionals in science research or career fields with a coastal […]

BioBlitz: Discovering Nature’s Neighborhood, A Coastal Institute Documentary

David Gregg, Executive Director of the RI Natural History Survey Rhode Island is a wonderful and special place. An abundance of breath-taking coastlines, great food ranging from five-star restaurants to ocean-side clam shacks, and world-renowned beaches. But, when you are enjoying these unique attractions, how often to you stop to look at the plants and […]

Science and Management Are the Cornerstone of Coastal Resiliency

Courtney Schmidt, NEERS Treasurer and Staff Scientist, Narragansett Bay Estuary Program–NEIWPCC In the face of climate change, we often hear that coastal resiliency is key. While the concept of coastal resiliency¬–the ability of a community or habitat to bounce back after a hazardous event¬–is fairly well understood, how do we actually ensure that we are […]

Nitrogen – the good, the bad, and the beautiful

Nitrogen – the good, the bad, and the beautiful

The Coastal Institute sponsored the third Annual Scott Nixon Lecture, which was presented on March 26 featuring Dr. Sybil Seitzinger, a GSO Ph.D., who delivered an excellent lecture on “Nitrogen – the good, the bad, and the beautiful.”  Her lecture focused on the importance of nitrogen in the marine sphere and a historical perspective on […]

Watershed Counts tackles beach closures

Nicole Rohr, Assistant Director of the URI Coastal Institute Tom Borden, Program Director of the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program, and I jumped into Watershed Counts will both feet this year. We joined our respective organizations at the exact time that Watershed Counts was gearing up for the annual report, and–in addition to co-coordinating this large, […]

Student Leadership Summit

Training tomorrow’s leaders today

Nicole Rohr, Assistant Director of the URI Coastal Institute  I had the pleasure of being invited to lead a session at the Youth United for Global Action and Awareness Summit hosted by Plan International USA. When I was first invited, I was simply asked to discuss climate change with high school students from around the […]

Dennis Nixon on the BP Oil Spill

URI Associate Dean Dennis Nixon talks with Chip Young, Coastal Institute Communications Liaison, about the Gulf oil spill and the future of off-shore drilling.

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