Next Advisory Council Meeting Set for December 20th
The next Advisory Council meeting, which is open to the public, will be held on December 20th from 1 to 4 pm EST. You can review the presentations from the last meeting on our website’s Advisory Council page. We hope you will join us!
Collaborating on National Science Foundation Grant
ROSA is working with Rutgers’ University and other partners on a recently awarded National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator grant for the project, “Regional climate change projections to enable equitable ocean planning for the blue economy.” The main focus of the project, which will be completed by September 2022, is to collaboratively design web tools that empower community members to integrate climate information into their decision-making, and make projections of climate impacts actionable and useful for the ocean economy in the Northeast U.S. ROSA staff will help facilitate the incorporation of recommendations from members of ROSA governance bodies throughout the collaborative design process.
Rutgers is the lead institution and collaborators include University of Connecticut, University of Massachusetts, The Nature Conservancy, ROSA, University of Wisconsin, Rutgers Educational Opportunity Fund, the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
ROSA Staff to Present at AFS Meeting Symposium
Mike and I will have a table in the exhibitor’s hall and be leading a symposium with others titled “Interactions Between Offshore Wind, Fisheries, and Fisheries Resources” on November 8th and 9th at the Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society(AFS). My presentation, titled "Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA): Advancing coordinated regional research and monitoring for offshore wind and fisheries," will take place at 8 am EST on November 8th and Mike's, titled "Considerations for Gear Standardization for Research and Monitoring in Offshore Lease Areas,” is scheduled for 8:40 am EST on November 9th. If you are attending the meeting, please join us for these sessions and stop by our table in the exhibitor’s hall. We would love to see you!
Please reach out if you have any feedback on the work we are doing with the Advisory Council, guidance on any of the projects we are undertaking, or suggestions for others who might want to be involved in ROSA’s work. I always appreciate hearing from you.
Lyndie Hice-Dunton, Ph.D.
Executive Director, ROSA