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Our Mission
In Rhode Island and around the globe, the Coastal Resources Center (CRC) at the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island catalyzes the aspirations of coastal communities to help them become more effective stewards of their marine resources—food, people, and place. To implement best practices, craft sound policy, and promote equitable governance, an interdisciplinary CRC team partners with stakeholders to apply science and promote innovation. We empower these communities by facilitating collaboration, advancing knowledge, building capacity, and providing management tools.

CRC’s work is focused on:

  • safe, local, abundant, and sustainable seafood
  • thriving coastal communities, and
  • vibrant, well-managed oceans, coasts, and watersheds.

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