Graduate School of Oceanography

URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography is one of the world’s premier academic institutions of oceanography and ocean exploration. GSO’s research, education, and outreach activities advance our knowledge of the world’s ocean.


Photo of GSO sign at the entrance of Narragansett Bay Campus.

GSO is home to unique outreach expertise in the fields of science communication, coastal policy and management, and marine education at all levels. These nationally and internationally recognized programs offer training; convene scientists, journalists, stakeholders, and policymakers; work to advance sound decision-making about resources use; and help diverse audiences better understand the world’s coastal and ocean environments. A suite of ongoing and annual training programs and an array of public programming are a key component of GSO’s extensive outreach portfolio.

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