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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 

 Dr. Mike Pol Appointed

ROSA Director of Research

ROSA is pleased to announce that Dr. Mike Pol has been hired as the organization’s first Director of Research. Mike comes to us from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries where he served as Marine Fisheries Biologist for more than 22 years. He will lead ROSA’s research, which will be focused on better understanding ocean ecosystems and the potential impacts of offshore wind development on fisheries. You can read more about Mike’s background on our staff page.

 Upcoming Advisory Council Meeting June 17th 

The next Advisory Council meeting, which will be open to the public, will be held from 1 to 4 pm EST on June 17th. You can read the agenda here and register for the meeting here. We hope you will join us for this meeting! The meeting summary and presentations from the March 5th meeting can be found on the Advisory Council page.
 

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.