Today we are experiencing exponential growth in our knowledge of the power, complexities, and impact of our ocean environment. Ocean engineers build on these discoveries to design and implement the systems and technology that make possible a safer world and a healthier planet.
At URI, we encourage our ocean engineering students to get their feet wet with immediate hands-on field experiences and opportunities to work with faculty on research. As a leader in ocean instrumentation, robotics, underwater acoustics, marine hydrodynamics, coastal and offshore structures, offshore power generation, among other areas of expertise, the URI ocean engineering program offers its students a variety of dynamic career possibilities and the ability to contribute to the health of our planet.
- URI Professor Develops Deep-Sea Research on Fragile Organisms - A multi-institution team, led by Ocean Engineering professor Brennan Phillips, uses imaging technology and an innovative robotic device to quickly capture tissue for advanced genomic study.
- Jim Miller Becomes Co-Director of the NIUVT - Ocean Engineering professor and chair James Miller took over the co-directorship of the National Institute of Undersea Vehicle Technology (NIUVT), a joint effort between URI and the University of Connecticut (UCONN).
- URI Engineering Researchers Awarded $750k Grant on Floating Wind Turbines - The Biden administration has set a goal of deploying enough offshore wind turbines to produce 30 gigawatts—enough to power tens of millions of homes—by 2035. Key to that strategy is the development of floating wind turbines that can be built in vast areas of deeper water.