Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR

The Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research

S.Moore (2)Bright minds, big future

Rhode Island NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) supports research seeking to better understand and anticipate the impact of climate variability on marine life and ecosystems. From tourism to fishing fleets, the housing market, educational systems and business opportunities, preservation of our coastal waters is necessary to sustain the Ocean State economy and our cherished way of life, while helping find ways to feed and fuel a growing world population with shrinking and endangered resources.

  • The state of Rhode Island will be an international leader in understanding and predicting the response of marine organisms and ecosystems to climate changes and variability. We will engage Rhode Island’s citizenry and reach out to the public and private sectors as we join together to preserve the Ocean State’s resources and protect their legacy.

  • Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR will promote collaboration and cooperation among the state’s institutions of higher education. We will enhance research competitiveness on a national stage, particularly in marine science and affiliated fields. We believe doing this will increase attractive employment opportunities, create new businesses, draw more visitors, and strengthen our connection to Narragansett Bay and its watersheds, Rhode Island Sound, and the Atlantic Ocean.

  • We take pride in the people of the Ocean State and those who work on its behalf. We support bold ideas and novel approaches. We benefit from inclusion and diversity, and from interdisciplinary collaboration. We value the link between education, research, and training as we develop the next generations of scientists.

  • Brown University, Bryant University, Community College of Rhode Island, Providence College, Rhode Island College, Rhode Island School of Design, Roger Williams University, Salve Regina University, University of Rhode Island

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