August 8 - August 18, 2013
Adaptation to Climate Change in Coastal New England:
Implications for Fisheries and Coastal Hazards Management
The University of Rhode Island (URI) and the University of Tokyo (Todai) jointly offer a summer seminar on issues in coastal management. This year the seminar will be held on the URI - Kingston campus with site visits and fieldwork throughout southeastern New England. The course will focus on the likely impacts of climate change on fisheries, aquaculture, and coastal development in southern New England and on potential adaptation strategies. The course will be co-taught by professors from Todai and URI. Seven students from Japan and seven students from the United States will participate in the program. Teams comprised of both American and Japanese students will jointly work on adaptation proposals as their final projects. The URI professors come from a variety of disciplines including Marine Affairs, History, and Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. The Todai professors are from Marine Science, Economics, and Public Policy. The headquarters for the ten-day joint session will be at the URI Kingston campus. Lectures will be held at the URI Kingston and Bay campuses. Site visits and team-building activities will be held throughout Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. Students will meet with stakeholders in aquaculture, wild fisheries, and coastal development and also with government officials who are involved in regulating these sectors. Students will visit aquaculture operations, fishing ports, coastal hazard areas, and adaptation projects.
The Facebook page from last year’s seminar can be found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/392543584133734/
The course will initially take place online as students and faculty discuss readings and issues. The online introduction also enables the American and Japanese students to start building relationships before the start of the ten-day joint session.
Graduate students can earn three credits in the following courses:
Admitted undergradaute students should discuss credit options with the Program Director.
Housing and Dining:
Housing and meals are available on the URI campus and American students are highly encouraged to live on campus with the Japanese students. Housing is approximately $165 per week and dining varies based on the meal plan (if needed).
Note: Admission preference will be given to students that opt to reside on campus.
In-State Graduate Students: $1295.00 Out-of-State Graduate Students: $1770.00
In-State Undergraduate Students: $1070.00 Out-of-State Undergraduate Students: $1620.00
Note: Fee is estimated and subject to change
Program fee includes:
3 URI Credits
Program Related Excursions
NOTE: All fees are subject to change
Application Deadline: May 1, 2013
Final Payment Due: May 31, 2013
Graduate students and qualified undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.
For more information, please contact:
|Program Director||URI Faculty-Led Programs Coordinator|
|Dr. Robert Thompson||Kelly Watts|
|Marine Affairs||Office of International Education|