The Coastal Society, University of Rhode Island chapter, hosted Coastal Career Day on Friday, November 18th, 2016. The goal of Coastal Career Day was to help graduating students think broadly about possible career paths in areas such as marine science, coastal management, policy and planning, and other coastal related fields. Coastal Career Day provided undergraduate […]
Marine Affairs Instructor Andrew Norris recently co-authored an article in the Polar Record journal that examines the extent and nature of ice recession in the Arctic, and its likely effect on the accessibility of central Arctic ocean fisheries to commercial exploitation. Check out the full article here: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/polar-record/firstview.
Rennie Meyers, a recent graduate of Reed College, will join the MAF graduate program this Spring. Her first article has just been published online by Resilience. The article describes Rennie’s research in Thailand as part of her year long Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. An aesthetics of resilience: design and agency in contemporary coral restoration If the […]
Prof. Carlos Garcia-Quijano was interviewed last summer by Carson Vaughan, a freelance journalist who is touring the USA in an RV for a year and writing about it along the way. Vaughan’s article about Rhode Island highlights Prof. Garcia-Quijano’s work on local ecological knowledge in the Caribbean and Rhode Island. You can read the full […]
Professor Thompson has spent part of his sabbatical year in Taiwan. Professor Thompson was invited to Taiwan to participate in the17th APEC (Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation) Roundtable Meeting on the Involvement of the Business/Private Sector in the Sustainability of the Marine Environment and to be a keynote speaker at the 4th Annual Oceans & Taiwan […]
University of Rhode Island graduate students enrolled in the school’s Marine Affairs and Masters of Environmental Science and Management Programs recently attended a special one-day program for Rhode Island’s energy and environmental leaders — an event organized by Rhode Island’s U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse — and met federal lawmakers, including Whitehouse and Massachusetts’ U.S. Senator […]
URI and US Maritime Resource Center–a nonprofit organization with a niche focus specializing in navigation safety, maritime risk mitigation, human capital development and raising awareness of international shipping, maritime trade and transport—signed a five-year MOU at the beginning of 2016. The MOU outlines the goals and objectives of a fellowship program. During the summer of […]
URI faculty, Robert Thompson, Austin Humphries, and Amelia Moore, explored South Lombok, Indonesia over the summer of 2016.Over the summer of 2016, three CELS faculty traveled to Indonesia to initiate long-term research on the relationship between tourism and fisheries in that island nation. The trip was sponsored by URI’s Carnegie Global […]
Katie Denman (MAMA ‘17) Travels to Charles County, Maryland to Study the Nomination Process of the Proposed Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary
MAF Master’s Student Katie Denman is currently working with MAF Professor Tracey Dalton on a thesis project that focuses on the recently reopened NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Nomination Process. Katie is interested in exploring the new process and, more specifically, is trying to understand how participants perceive the nomination process. Mallows Bay-Potomac River in Charles […]
On September 17th, the Coastal Society, URI Chapter, participated in the 31st annual International Coastal Cleanup. Eighteen URI students, from various departments, including Marine Affairs and Engineering, participated in this year’s coastal cleanup at Scarborough Beach State Park in Narragansett, RI. Students
Professors Jessica Frazier and Amelia Moore are hosting an Environmental Justice Speaker Series on URI’s Kingston campus!
This academic year, Professors Jessica Frazier and Amelia Moore will be hosting five scholars specializing in environmental justice scholarship on the Kingston campus. Speakers in the series make connections between race, poverty, gender, colonization, and detrimental environmental policies in local, regional, national, and international contexts. All talks will be held from 4-5pm. Please see details […]
Dr. Tracey Dalton was the invited speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Salt Ponds Coalition (http://www.saltpondscoalition.org/) which was held in Charlestown, RI on August 15. In her presentation, Dr. Dalton highlighted findings of her recent research on recreational uses in the salt ponds and public perceptions of shellfish aquaculture in Rhode Island. She also […]
Prof. Carlos Garcia-Quijano and colleagues study estuarine resource use and human well-being in Puerto Rico
Carlos García-Quijano spent six weeks this summer doing ethnographic research around mangroves and estuarine areas on the South Coast of Puerto Rico, along with Dr. John Poggie and Dr. Hilda Lloréns (Sociology and Anthropology) as well as colleagues from East Carolina University (Dr. David Griffith) and the University of Puerto Rico at Ponce (Dr. Miguel […]