About the Responsible Offshore Science Alliance

Our Mission

Leading Regional Research on Offshore Wind and Fisheries

The Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA) is a nonprofit organization that advances research, monitoring, and methods on the effects of offshore wind energy development on fisheries across US federal and state waters. We serve as an objective resource for all sectors and facilitate the coordination of regional scientific research to collaboratively and efficiently deepen understanding.

ROSA’s work currently focuses on the waters from Maine to North Carolina.

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Organizational Leadership

ROSA is a community, led by the nonprofit’s leadership, encompassing more than 100 representatives from various sectors who contribute their time to provide strategic guidance, advise on research, and participate in committees.

The organization’s mission is guided by a board of directors, comprised equally of offshore wind developers and commercial fishing industry leaders, representing the organizations that founded ROSA.

To learn more about ROSA’s advisory bodies, and their roles and members, visit the Leadership page.

Guiding Principles

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Since our inception in 2019, we have been building foundational structures to support regional science: defining research priorities, producing tools, and creating the scaffolding to enable collaboration. More than 100 representatives from the fishing industry, offshore wind development, academia, state and federal agencies, and other sectors are now actively working together to advance regional research.

To learn more about our accomplishments, read our 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 Year in Review.

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