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Supporting Coastal Research and Outreach through Interdisciplinary Approaches: Return on Investment

This report focuses on Coastal Institute programs and support activities 2017 – 2018.

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Partnership for the Environment: National Park Service contributions to the University of Rhode Island, 2017 Summary

This report summarizes the annual contributions of the National Park Service staff who are duty stationed at the University of Rhode Island. These NPS staff members represent three distinct, but interrelated, programs: the NPS Research Coordinator for the North Atlantic Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit; the Northeast Coastal and Barrier Network, Inventory and Monitoring Division; and the Climate Change Response Program. In addition, NPS regional staff administers funding and oversees projects for URI’s Field Technical Support Center.

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Investing_Coast_CoverInvesting in Our Coasts: Interdisciplinary Solutions for Ecosystems and Human Interactions

This report focuses on projects undertaken by the Coastal Institute and its partners 2013-2016, highlighting multi-year initiatives where relevant and focusing on return on investment in both tangible and intangible outputs throughout.

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2017 WC Picture copyWatershed Counts Annual Report – Climate Change in Narragansett Bay: Economy, Environment, Equity

Watershed Counts is an annual report published in partnership with the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program focusing on a different aspect of watershed health, informing the general public of its importance to our environment, communities, and economy.

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ecohistory_coverRhode Island’s Shellfish Heritage: An Ecological History (2015)

Author Sarah Schumann examines the local shellfish industry from the earliest recorded harvests to present day in this chronicle of the ecological, economic, and cultural history of shellfish in RI produced in partnership by Rhode Island Sea Grant, the URI Coastal Resources Center, and the URI Coastal Institute. The book’s primary focus is on the economic importance of shellfish to harvesters, farmers, and distributors.

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41°N, Rhode Island’s Ocean and Coastal Magazine

41N is a publication of Rhode Island Sea Grant and the Coastal Institute at the University of Rhode Island.  This biannual magazine examines climate change, marine commerce and recreation, ecology and habitats, ocean planning, and the history of Rhode Island’s coastal and marine landscape.

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Science CommunicationCommunicating Science: a primer with applications

This primer is intended as a guide for those who want to bridge the communication gap between the world of science and the public, including policymakers, regulating bodies, and leadership.

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