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.
Serve as convener for state and regional organizations, and interested and invested parties to collaboratively address problems facing our coasts.
Provide training and support to CI Senior Fellows and other collaborators to increase scientific understanding of our coasts and communities.
Work with wide range of partners to support coastal environments and their governance.
Make coastal science understandable and accessible to the non-scientist through varied communication strategies, and community outreach and engagement.