The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has infused $1.6 million into the Rhode Island Sea Grant Program. This money will support ongoing research and conservation projects in the Ocean State.
Administered by the University of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Sea Grant has been a close partner on a number of different projects related to fisheries, coastal habitats, and climate resiliency. It worked with state agencies to develop management plans for shellfish, shoreline erosion, and sea level rise. It also helped develop guidelines for offshore energy and commercial ocean development. With funding from the NOAA, the Rhode Island Sea Grant will continue its work in climate adaptation and ocean research and conservation.