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 

Next Advisory Council Meeting

to be held

December 19th 

The next advisory council meeting, which is open to the public, will be held on December 19th from 9:30 am-12 pm EST. You can register for the meeting here; the agenda for the meeting will be posted on the advisory council page in early December. The agenda and presentations from the October advisory council meeting are now posted on the advisory council page. We hope you will join us on December 19th.

NOAA Hosts

Northeast Cooperative

Research Summits

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is hosting two research summits this winter: one in Newport News, VA on 1/31 and one in Providence, RI on 2/13. These summits will bring together scientists, managers, and members of the fishing community to coordinate research efforts in the Northeast. Registration and abstracts for presentations/posters are due December 7th. Stipends are available for on-the-water fishermen.

Southern Division of the AFS

Solicits Papers/Posters for

Annual Meeting

The Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) is soliciting invited and contributed papers and posters for a session titled “Offshore wind and fisheries: monitoring interactions and assessing impacts” to be held at its annual meeting February 2-5, 2023 in Norfolk, VA. The deadline for submission is November 15th. Submit an abstract. Learn more about the annual meeting.