Offshore wind Turbine on East Coast of U.S.

About ROSA

Our Vision and Mission

The Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA)’s vision is an improved understanding of ocean and coastal ecosystems that allows for informed compatibility of sustainable fisheries and offshore wind energy. The alliance aims to realize this vision by advancing regional research and monitoring of fishery and offshore wind interactions in the waters from Maine to North Carolina. ROSA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (IRS tax-exempt status pending). 

Our Work


ROSA is engaging 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


The alliance will work closely with leading experts in fisheries science and offshore wind who are already undertaking research, existing data and monitoring networks, and interested research and academic institutions.

Our Supporters


ROSA was initiated by the Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA) and several offshore wind developers in 2019. The organization’s operations are currently 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.


    ©2020 by Responsible Offshore Science Alliance, 1050 Connecticut Ave., NW, #65036, Washington DC 20035. Photos courtesy of Atlantic Capes Fisheries, EDF Renewables, Equinor, and Ørsted.