Dedicated to research, communication, and regional collaboration on offshore wind development and fisheries 

The Challenge

Offshore wind is expanding along the East Coast of the U.S. – deepening interest among all parties active in these waters in better understanding the interactions between offshore wind and ecosystems in the region. 

With wind projects spanning multiple states and many organizations embarking on research, a coordinated approach is needed to ensure that credible research is developed and shared.


The Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA), founded in 2019, is a nonprofit organization that seeks to advance regional research and monitoring of fisheries and offshore wind interactions through collaboration and cooperation.  


ROSA’s objective is to be a trusted resource that enables scientific research, increases efficiency, deepens understanding, and facilitates collaboration. 


What is Happening 

Key Accomplishments
Highlighted in
2021 Year in Review

Selecting research advisors, hiring our research director, and leading on gear standardization, data sharing, and a regional framework are among the ROSA community’s many achievements in 2021. Read our Year in Review to learn about all of our milestones and goals for 2022. 

Article on OSW Research Priorities

Co-Authored by 

ROSA Executive Director


Lyndie Hice Dunton, Ph.D., co-authored “Offshore wind energy development: Research priorities for sound and vibration effects on fishes and aquatic invertebrates,” published in the January 11 issue of The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. This article outlines seven short-term research priorities for exploring potential sound and vibration impacts of offshore wind (OSW) on populations and ecosystems. Read more on our ROSA Work page.

ROSA to Co-Host Symposium
at American Fisheries Society’s
Annual Meeting

With other partners, ROSA will be co-hosting a symposium, Offshore Wind, Fish, and Fisheries – Emerging Knowledge and Applications, at the American Fisheries Society (AFS) Annual Meeting, August 21-25. The deadline for submitting abstracts is April 8; details will be posted on the AFS website. You can view presentations from the 2021 symposium on our website and hear some of the dialogue from that symposium in this Facebook Live panel discussion.