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Researchers win post-Sandy grants to foster a storm-ready Rhode Island

Researchers at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography are among several Rhode Island groups awarded federal funds for projects to make the state more resilient to flooding and erosion caused by storms and sea level rise.

An $870,000 grant to Oceanography Professor John King will enable him to collect new data to inform the developing Rhode Island Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan (Beach SAMP), a regulatory plan that will guide how coastal communities prepare for, and adapt to, storms and encroaching ocean water as seas rise.

"Predictions of the impact of global climate change on Rhode island in this century…


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