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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 

ROSA Issues RFP for

Fisheries Resource Data Project

ROSA is seeking a qualified contractor to conduct research and prepare a report with recommendations for standardizing and sharing fisheries resource data to support better understanding of the impacts of offshore wind on ecosystems. To learn more about the project, read the RFP. Proposals must be submitted by May 11, 2021.

ROSA Publishes

Wind Project Monitoring Guidelines

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.

 Next Advisory Council Meeting

to be Held 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. An agenda and registration link for the meeting will be posted on the Advisory Council page a few weeks before the meeting. We hope you will join us for this meeting! The meeting summary from the March 5th meeting can be viewed here and presentations can be viewed here.