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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 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. 

Advisory Council Meeting Addressed Range of Topics, from

Baseline Data to Science Coordination

ROSA's role in science coordination and tracking, how to improve baseline data, ROSA governance bodies and responsibilities, and science updates from the region were among the topics discussed at the March 5 Advisory Council meeting. Presentations can be viewed here. The next Advisory Council meeting, which will be open to the public, will take place in late spring/early summer. Check the Advisory Council page for updates. 

Nearly 50 Research

Advisors Selected 

This winter, ROSA selected nearly 50 Research Advisors, who will provide independent, scientific input to the Advisory Council and committees on topics related to their areas of expertise. You can view the list of the Research Advisors here. Thank you to all who have offered to take on this important role. ROSA will add to this group over time, to ensure Research Advisors represent the breadth of topics being explored by the organization. 

     

     

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