MAF undergraduate student presents at Social Coast Forum 2014


Undergraduate Marine Affairs’ major Joe Dwyer presented his Coastal Fellows research at NOAA’s Social Coast Forum in Charleston, SC in February 2014 (  Joe presented a poster on a project he worked on last summer with MAF professor Tracey Dalton.  Joe’s Coastal Fellows project examined the economic impacts to the fishing industry of building and operating a wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  Joe’s findings highlight how different spatial configurations of the wind farm would impact the fishing industry.  This project is part of a Northeast Regional Sea Grant-funded project being conducted by the University of Rhode Island, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Bowdoin College, Tufts University and the New England Aquarium.  Joe is currently finishing a dual degree in Marine Affairs and Aquaculture & Fisheries in URI’s College of Environment and Life Sciences and is planning to pursue a graduate degree next year.