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.
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.
The Coastal Resources Center (CRC) is recognized internationally as a leading source of conceptual frameworks and tools for governance and stewardship of coastal ecosystems, dedicated to advancing coastal management worldwide.
The Inner Space Center is an international hub for ocean science exploration and education. Through its advanced facilities, the Inner Space Center expands the number of scientists engaged in live expeditions and inspires the next generation of ocean explorers.
The Rhode Island Sea Grant Program is a federal-state-university partnership, based at the University of Rhode Island, that designs and supports research, outreach, and education programs that foster coastal and marine stewardship.