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 

ROSA to Moderate Meeting


State of the Science Workshop

ROSA leaders will moderate a meeting on non-extractive sampling techniques for resource assessment, Tuesday, July 26, 1-5 pm EST, at the NYSERDA State of the Science Workshop. A series of talks on different techniques currently being used will be presented as well as discussion of challenges and benefits of these techniques. View the agenda here. Learn more and register here


ROSA Seeks

Two Commercial Fisherman

for Advisory Council

ROSA is accepting applications to fill two commercial fishermen seats on its Advisory Council, which provides strategic guidance for the organization and prioritizes projects. You can learn more in this document that summarizes the opportunity and apply using this application. You can also obtain an application by emailing Applications are due August 31, 2022. 

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.