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Dive Into Autonomous Subs

by University of Rhode Island
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

by University of 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. 

URI Awarded Nearly $19M to Expand Biomedical Research Capacity in R.I.

by University of Rhode Island
Neuroscience and cancer research added to statewide priorities: about $61 million awarded to URI since program began in 2001. Brown University, Rhode Island College, Providence College, Bryant University, Roger Williams University, Salve Regina University and CCRI are partners in RI-INBRE program.

30 Years of Scientific Crime Fighting

by University of Rhode Island
Sorry, CSI fans but what you see on television does not depict what really goes on inside a forensic crime laboratory.

Conquering Oil Spills

by Other Author
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.