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University of Rhode Island

Dive Into Autonomous Subs

Ocean researchers like to say we know less about the Earth’s seas than the moon. With less than 5 percent of the world’s oceans explored, big discoveries await. To find them, University of Rhode Island students are learning to build the next generation of autonomous underwater vehicles, or AUVs, used to map seafloors, study ocean movement, locate sunken objects, research sea life and more.

University Develops Disease Management Plan for Oyster Aquaculture Industry in Rhode Island

The state of Rhode Island has adopted a plan facilitated by the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography to reduce the likelihood of human illness from the consumption of improperly handled oysters raised in aquaculture facilities in the state. The plan, created through a collaboration between shellfish management agencies and the aquaculture industry, went into effect on July 1. 

Conquering Oil Spills

To solve the very big ecological and economic problems caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a team of researchers is thinking very small.