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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

  • Sharing Our Coastal Science Work - Recently some of our CRC members as well as URI faculty and students attended the 10th Coastal Sediments conference, an international coastal science and engineering conference held this year in New Orleans. This year’s theme was “Inclusive coastal science and engineering for resilient communities” and researchers from CRC, URI and Penn State presented results from […]
  • We’re Hiring! CRC Coordinator - Join our team at the URI Bay Campus CRC office! The Coastal Resources Center is hiring a Coordinator. This individual will assist Directors and Principal Investigators (PIs) in performing fiscal and administrative functions that are part of the Center’s programming portfolio. The coordinator will also develop proposals, assist with PI’s guidance of overall project management, […]
  • Position Available – Chief of Party for USAID/Madagascar - Chief of Party (CoP) USAID/Madagascar Marine Conservation, Sustainable Development and Governance project The University of Rhode Island, Coastal Resources Center seeks a Chief of Party to lead a five-year USAID-funded Marine Conservation, Sustainable Development and Governance project in Madagascar. The COP will provide overall program leadership, management, and technical direction. The COP will be a personal services […]
  • 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 […]

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