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MULTISKILLED: Colleen Peters is one of the 23 students who have graduated from the University of Rhode Island’s “Blue MBA” program since it started in 2008. URI officials are hoping the program will ramp up as the blue economy gains momentum. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

URI’s ‘Blue MBA’ could be key as ocean-based supersector evolves

It was a curiosity about the manatees and dolphins that swam in the canal near her father’s Florida home that first drew Colleen Peters...
ADVANCED PLANNING: Arnold “Buff” Chace Jr., managing principal of Cornish Associates LP, is co-chairman of a group called the Providence Resilience Partnership, which is looking at how to better understand and prepare the city for flood risk and secure federal funding for its priorities. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

SURGE MENTALITY: Warning sounded about Providence’s widespread flood risks

Arnold “Buff” Chace Jr. was 7 years old when Hurricane Carol ravaged Rhode Island, with a storm surge that submerged downtown Providence in 12...
STRONG CONNECTIONS: Jennifer McCann, director of the U.S. Coastal Program at the University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Center, shown here at the URI Bay Campus in Narragansett, says Rhode Island can build a sustainable future by connecting its related industries in the blue economy. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Super sector: Experts say R.I.’s $5B blue economy has oceans of...

Intertwined with Rhode Island’s economy as a source of food, recreation and power, and as a medium for transportation and defense, the ocean has...
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Five Questions With Rainer Lohmann

Rainer Lohmann | Professor, University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography 1. In 2017 you were picked to direct a national Superfund research...
THE OCEAN EXPLORATION COOPERATIVE INSTITUTE will be based at the University of Rhode Island, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI picked as home of NOAA’s new $94M ocean exploration institute

NARRAGANSETT – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has selected the University of Rhode Island to host its new ocean exploration institute. NOAA and URI...

URI’s oceanography school receives $1M gift

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A recent $1 million gift will advance efforts to upgrade facilities at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography. Stephen...

Will 2018 be the year Rhode Island voters take a stand...

“Embarrassing,” is how R.I. Department of Education Commissioner Ken Wagner described the state of local public elementary, middle and high schools. “When I visit a...

Is liberal-leaning Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse making a difference in a deeply...

A consistently liberal voice on both fiscal and social issues since joining the Senate in 2007, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., has made a name...

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