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

October 28

The next advisory council meeting, which is open to the public, will be held on October 28 from 12-2:30 pm EST. The agenda for the meeting will be posted in early October on the advisory council page. The agenda, presentations, and meeting summary from the June advisory council meeting can be found on this same page.

ROSA Seeks

Two Commercial Fisherman

for Advisory Council

ROSA is accepting applications to fill two commercial fishermen seats on its Advisory Council, which provides strategic guidance for the organization and prioritizes projects. You can learn more in this document that summarizes the opportunity and apply using this application. You can also obtain an application by emailing Applications are due October 14, 2022. 

ROSA Co-Hosted Symposium
at American Fisheries Society’s
Annual Meeting

With other partners, ROSA co-hosted a symposium, Offshore Wind, Fish, and Fisheries – Emerging Knowledge and Applications, at the American Fisheries Society (AFS) Annual Meeting, August 21-25. You can view presentations from the 2021 symposium on our website and hear some of the dialogue from that symposium in this Facebook Live panel discussion.