University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center
The Coastal Resources Center at the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island is dedicated to advancing coastal management worldwide. In addition to assisting in the development and implementation of coastal management programs in Rhode Island and the United States, the Center is active in countries throughout the world promoting the sustainable use of coastal resources for the benefit of all. Implementing coastal management projects in the field, building capacity through education and training, and sharing lessons learned and information throughout the coastal community are the foundation of the Coastal Resources Center's work.
While addressing coastal hazards has been a long term commitment within many of the Center's Coastal Management Programs, the foundation of the current work is 'Adapting to Coastal Climate Change: A Guidebook for Development Planners', developed under the leadership of the Global Climate Change Team and the Water and Coastal Team of the USAID Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade. Capacity building activities incorporate technical assistance, training, and outreach, and are supported through both the USAID Sustainable Coastal Communities and Ecosystems (SUCCESS) program and the Rhode Island Sea Grant Coastal Community Development Program.
Phone: (401) 874-6224
- United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
- Rhode Island Sea Grant
- University of Rhode Island