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 dedicated to regional research on the potential impacts of offshore wind on fisheries. We aim to serve as an objective meeting place where all sectors can collaborate on science to better inform interactions between the two industries. Our vision is the joint development of data that will enable effective decision-making and policy.

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 and 2021 Year in Review.

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Support Our Work

We depend on contributions from individuals, businesses, offshore wind developers, and governmental agencies to lead this collaborative initiative and our groundbreaking research efforts. Help us advance critical research on the potential impacts of offshore wind on fisheries.
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