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.

Master Plan

URI Narragansett Bay Campus Master Plan

The Narragansett Bay Campus Master Plan was commissioned by the University of Rhode Island to
assess the current condition of the entire Bay Campus and to provide a strategic plan for campus renewal
that will serve the University for many years into the future. The Plan for Campus Renewal is intended
to elevate the Graduate School of Oceanography into the first tier of oceanographic institutions by
addressing the following broad goals:
Campus Mater Plan

Support Research and Teaching Mission

  • 21st Century Research Facilities
  • Long term flexibility and efficiency
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • R/V Endeavor replacement
  • Student space

Promote Regional Development

  • Public outreach
  • Incubator activities/private sector engagement
  • Ocean technology

Enhance Resiliency and Ecological Function

  • A marine campus model of sustainability
  • Energy efficiency and infrastructure
  • Land use and building consolidation
  • Campus quality

Integrate Plan Components

  • Buildings
  • Site
  • Energy

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