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 to 

Meet November 23

The next Advisory Council meeting, which is open to the public, will be held on November 23 from 9 am-12 pm. Future research, data management, and priority setting are among the topics to be addressed.  You can read the full agenda here and RSVP for the meeting here. The first meeting of the Advisory Council took place on September 28. Materials related to this meeting: agenda and presentations.

Call for Research Advisor Applications

ROSA is seeking applications for Research Advisors: scientists and subject matter experts who will provide guidance to ROSA on matters related to scientific research. The organization is aiming to develop a pool of advisors who represent a broad range of expertise and sectors. To learn more about the opportunity and apply, visit our Leadership page. 

ROSA Working Group Seeks Input

by December 1 (deadline extended)

Last June, ROSA formed a working group to develop draft guidelines to inform the development of fisheries research and monitoring plans at commercial offshore wind farms and associated areas. The working group is seeking input on the draft guidelines it developed by December 1 (deadline extended). To review the guidelines and provide comments, go to our Resources page.

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