Department of Marine Affairs

College of the Environment and Life Science

News and New Research

MAF welcomes Prof. Jessica Frazier!

  The Dept. of Marine Affairs welcomes our new Visiting Assistant Professor in Social Movements, U.S. Global Relations, and Race and Gender. Prof. Jessica Frazier is interested in researching and teaching about connections between social justice concerns and the history of coastal communities and coastal management.   Prof. Frazier’s current research interests include studying the(…)

Prof. Macinko delivers keynote at World Forum of Fisher Peoples

Prof. Macinko delivers keynote at 6th General Assembly of the World Forum of Fisher Peoples, 1-5 Sept. 2014, Cape Town, South Africa. See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTzNJMoXYaw Some might be interested in the WFFP more generally and their website is quite informative: http://worldfishers.org

Lena Weiss (MAMA) conducts surveys of fishermen along the MA North Shore

    Lena Weiss (MAMA) conducts surveys along the North Shore of Massachusetts This summer (2014), Lena Weiss has been conducting surveys of recreational fishermen along the North Shore of Massachusetts to better understand why they participate (or not) in volunteer fish tagging programs.  Through her field work, Lena has had the opportunity to talk(…)

Hilary Lohmann (MAMA) studies coastal community members in the Dominican Republic

    Masters’ student studies coastal community members in the Dominican Republic Through the support of a GFDD and FUNGLODE Fellowship, Hilary Lohmann (MAMA) is spending part of her summer (2014) in the Dominican Republic collecting data for her Masters’ Thesis.  Her thesis is investigating the vulnerability of coastal community members to changes associated with(…)

URI Coastal Society Chapter launches new web presence

The URI TCS is committed to addressing emerging coastal issues by fostering dialogue, forging partnerships and promoting communications and education. The Chapter has a new GroupSpaces page at: http://groupspaces.com/thecoastalsocietyuri/

Austin Becker and John Englander on: Superstorms and Rising Sea Levels Present a New Challenge for Ports

Austin Becker teamed up with John Englander to contribute an opinion piece to the American Association of Port Authorities Seaports Magazine. Download it HERE. John Englander (john@johnenglander.net) is an expert and business consultant on the risks and adaption to rising sea level. He is the author of “High Tide on Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis.” See(…)

On the road with Prof. Seth Macinko

On the road with Prof. Seth Macinko In January, Prof. Macinko attended the annual Alaska Marine Science Symposium In Anchorage  as part of his duties on the Science Panel of the North Pacific Research Board (NPRB). This year, there was a special workshop focused on how the NPRB can increase the social science content of(…)

Three URI graduate students selected for NOAA marine policy fellowship

Three URI graduate students selected for NOAA marine policy fellowship

Three URI graduate students selected for NOAA marine policy fellowship   Media Contact: Todd McLeish, 401-874-7892   KINGSTON, R.I. – December 18, 2013 – Three graduate students at the University of Rhode Island have been named John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellows, which will enable them to spend a year working on marine policy issues in(…)

MAF’s Prof. Dennis Nixon appointed Director of RI Sea Grant

MAF’s Prof. Dennis Nixon appointed Director of RI Sea Grant

Bruce Corliss has announced the appointment of Professor Dennis Nixon as Director of the Rhode Island Sea Grant Program following an internal search within URI this spring. Dennis is a Professor of Marine Affairs in the College of the Environment and Life Sciences and has served as Associate Dean for Research and Administration at GSO(…)

Think Big We Do

Copyright © 2014 University of Rhode Island.