Regional Event: RI Sea Grant’s Coastal State Seminar, May 1st

Rhode Island Sea Grant’s Coastal State Seminar

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
4-6 p.m.
University Club, University of Rhode Island Kingston Campus

RISG invites you to attend afternoon of hors d’oeuvres and discussion of the most recent research concerning the health and future of Rhode Island’s coastal communities and resources.


Why are some areas of Narragansett Bay healthier than others?

Christopher Kincaid, professor of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, will be discussing a new modeling technology that provides a more detailed picture on how water moves and mixes in the Bay, how pollution is transported, and why some areas suffer from poorer water quality conditions than others.

Following the Quahog

Jeffrey Mercer, Marine Biologist for R.I. Fish and Wildlife, will be presenting on quahog larval dispersal in Narragansett Bay, highlighting closed waters as possible sources of larvae for areas open to harvest.

ALL EVENTS ARE OPEN invitation but seating is limited so please RSVP to Meredith Haas at For more information on the Coastal State Series and future events please visit

This series is supported by Rhode Island Sea Grant, the URI College of the Environment and Life Sciences, and the URI Coastal Institute.

Please note that this event is not a Shellfish Management Plan meeting.