Dedicated to research, communication, and regional collaboration on offshore wind development and fisheries 

Dedicated to research, communication, and regional collaboration on offshore wind development and fisheries 
 
The Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA) is a nonprofit organization that is seeking to advance regional research and monitoring of fisheries and offshore wind interactions through collaboration and cooperation.
 
ROSA’s work currently concentrates on the waters from Maine to North Carolina.

Our Work

 

We are focused on involving fishermen, wind energy developers, fishery scientists, and federal and state management experts in:

 

  • Identifying regional research and monitoring needs

  • Coordinating existing research and monitoring

  • Advancing understanding through collaboration, partnerships, and cooperative research

  • Administering research

  • Improving access to scientific data

  • Sharing learnings

 

Who is Involved

 

ROSA is developing specific roles for states, commercial and recreational fishermen, offshore wind developers with federal leases, fishery management councils, federal agencies, and research scientists.

 

The organization will work closely with government agencies and others already undertaking research, existing data and monitoring networks, and interested research and academic institutions.

 

ROSA’s work is guided by a board of directors comprised equally of wind energy developers and fishing industry leaders.

Support

 

ROSA was initiated by the Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA) and several offshore wind developers in 2019.  The organization’s operations are funded by contributions from offshore wind developers with federal leases:

 

  • Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind

  • Equinor

  • Mayflower Wind Energy

  • Ørsted

  • Vineyard Wind

 

Fishing industry leaders provide in-kind support through participation and dedication of RODA staff time.

More Information

 

Read more about our mission and goals in our framework document.

 

To connect with ROSA Executive Director Lyndie Hice-Dunton, Ph.D., email: info@rosascience.org

 

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