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 

December Advisory Council Meeting

Featured Rich Discussion on

2022 Priorities

Data sharing, a regional research framework, and ROSA-funded research for 2022 are among the topics that were addressed at the December Advisory Council meeting. You can review the agenda and presentations from the meeting on our Advisory Council page. The next Advisory Council meeting will be held this spring; details on this meeting will be highlighted on the Advisory Council page in advance of the meeting.

American Fisheries Society Symposium Presentations

Now Available on ROSA Website


Presentations from the symposium that ROSA co-hosted at the American Fisheries Society’s recent annual meeting can now be viewed on our website. This symposium catalyzed discussions on topics ranging from how to think about research on a regional scale to how to disaggregate offshore wind effects from those of climate change. If you would like to hear some of the dialogue, listen to this Facebook Live panel discussion from the meeting. 

ROSA Collaborates on
National Science Foundation

ROSA is partnering with Rutgers University and other institutions on a National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator grant for the project “Regional climate change projections to enable equitable ocean planning for the blue economy.” The main focus of the project, which will be completed by this fall, is to make projections of climate impacts actionable and useful for the ocean economy in the northeast U.S. You can learn more here.