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 Members Announced

ROSA recently established its Advisory Council, which will provide science-based direction and guidance to the organization. You can view a list of members here. The first meeting of the Advisory Council took place on September 28; the agenda can be viewed here and presentations from the meeting can be viewed here

Synthesis of Science Workshop

ROSA is pleased to be participating in the Synthesis of Science Workshop in October. The workshop will engage experts from a range of sectors in building and refining a regional fisheries and offshore wind energy science agenda. 

Collaboration with ICES

As a member of the International Council on the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) Working Group on Offshore Wind Development and Fisheries, ROSA is collaborating with other fisheries experts to examine the interactions between offshore wind and fisheries.

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