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 

  Advisory Council Meeting

to be held

September 24th

The September 24th Advisory Council meeting will focus on data: why we are collecting it, how to achieve regional data sharing, and ROSA’s role. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held from 1-4 pm EST. You can view the agenda for the meeting, as well as materials from previous meetings, on our Advisory Council page. Please register here. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!   


to lead discussion at

September 15th NYSERDA Webinar


Lyndie Hice Dunton, Ph.D., ROSA Executive Director, and Emily Shumchenia, Ph.D., Director of the Regional Wildlife Science Entity (RWSE), will be discussing regional collaboration on fisheries and wildlife research at an upcoming webinar hosted by the New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA). The webinar will be held on September 15th from 1-2 pm EST. You can learn more here and register here. Please join the conversation!


ROSA Publishes Offshore Wind
Project Monitoring Guidance and Framework

ROSA's first working group recently published the ROSA Offshore Wind Project Framework and Guidelines for public use. You can find the guidelines here and on our Resources page. Building on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's existing guidance, the guidelines are intended to inform the development of fisheries research and monitoring plans at commercial offshore wind farms. Thank you to members of the diverse working group that developed the guidelines and all who commented on them.