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CRC Reaches 50 Years!  Help celebrate this milestone with us!

What is CRC?

The Coastal Resources Center in the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island focuses on using science to address societal issues.  Learn more about us on the About, Our Work, People and Projects pages. 


Why is CRC Important?

Around the world, the Coastal Resources Center (CRC) works with communities and citizens to become more effective stewards of their shores and seas. Partnering with scholars and stakeholders, CRC applies science and empowers communities through collaboration and capacity building.

How do we make a difference?

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Recent News

  • Welcome to the Team Thaïs! - Thaïs Fournier recently joined CRC as a coastal resilience specialist, bringing with her the interdisciplinary skills needed to assist coastal communities in becoming more resilient to the effects of climate change. Born in Fall River, MA, Thaïs is a coastal ecologist whose international research has taken her oversees from New Zealand to work on conservation […]
  • A MULTI-USE OCEAN FUTURE FOR US ALL -   Much collaboration took place at our recent (in-person!) workshop focused on bringing recreational fishing and commercial fishing colleagues together with offshore wind energy representatives, and a broad array of government, academic, practitioner, industry, and community interests to grapple with Northeast ocean sharing, or “multi-use” strategy, as we like to say.     Shoutouts to […]
  • We’re Hiring! CRC Assistant Director - The CRC is searching for a new Assistant Director!  The Assistant Director (AD) is a key position to our team’s success. The AD will provide strategic leadership and direction to the Coastal Resources Center to build and manage the administrative structure. They will also support CRC’s philosophy and core values to facilitate the achievement of […]
  • U.S. Vice President Harris visits USAID-CRC Fish Right project in Philippines -   “We must uphold international rules and norms in the South China Sea in order to protect the lives and livelihoods of the people of Palawan and the Philippines. We will support the economic vitality of these communities and the ecosystems they rely on,” U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris said during her visit to the […]
  • Call for Expressions of Interest – Two Positions Available! - The Analytical Support Services and Evaluations for Sustainable Systems (ASSESS) project implements activities in support of USAID’s on-going transformation of its programs, structure, processes, and workforce to operationalize the vision of ending the need for foreign assistance.   ASSESS initiated a process to organize capacity building workshops in the form of Webinars, and are looking […]
  • No-Cost Aquaculture Farmhand Online Training Program Open for Signup - A new online training program offers skill-building for those considering employment as aquaculture farmhands. The course, “Entry-Level Oyster Farm Worker/Science, Safety & Best Practices for Oyster Farming Workers,” is free and available at and provides instruction tailored to the specific education needs of beginner marine farmhands.   The comprehensive program – 16 modules, all […]

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