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Ocean SAMP

Cover     Volume 1: Full Official Ocean SAMP as submitted to the RI Secretary of State (PDF)

Individual Sections (PDF):

Cover     Volume 2: Technical Reports (PDF)

Individual Sections (PDF):

  1. The Planning and Policy Context by Kenneth Payne
  2. Characterizing the Physical Oceanography of Coastal Waters Off Rhode Island, Part 1: Literature Review, Available Observations, and A Representative Model Simulation by Daniel L. Codiga and David S. Ullman
  3. Characterizing the Physical Oceanography of Coastal Waters Off Rhode Island, Part 2: New Observations of Water Properties, Currents, and Waves by Daniel L. Codiga and David S. Ullman
  4. Benthic Habitat Distribution and Subsurface Geology in Selected Sites from the Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Study Area by Monique LaFrance, Emily Shumchenia, John King, Robert Pockalny, Bryan Oakley, Sheldon Pratt, Jon Boothroyd
  5. Investigations into Block Island's Submerged Cultural Sites and Landscapes for the Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan 2010 by Rod Mather and John Jensen
  6. High Resolution Modeling of Meteorological, Hydrodynamic, Wave and Sediment processes in the Rhode Island Ocean SAMP study area by Stephan Grilli and Jeffrey Harris, et al.
  7. Typical Meteorological Conditions and Occurrence of Disturbances in Support of the Rhode Island Ocean SAMP by John Merrill
  8. Analysis of Extreme Wave Climates in Rhode Island Waters South of Block Island by T.G. Asher, Annette Grilli, Stephan Grilli, and Malcolm L. Spaulding
  9. Spatial and Temporal Variability of Surface Chlorophyll, Primary Production, and Benthic Metabolism in Rhode Island and Block Island Sounds by Scott Nixon, Stephen Granger, Candace Oviatt, Lindsey Fields, Jeff Mercer
  10. Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles of Narragansett Bay, Block Island Sound, Rhode Island Sound, and Nearby Waters: An Analysis of Existing Data for the Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan by Robert D. Kenney and Kathleen J. Vigness-Raposa
  11. The Spatial Distribution, Abundance, and Flight Ecology of Birds in Nearshore and Offshore Waters of Rhode Island by Peter W.C. Paton, Scott R. McWilliams, Kristopher J. Winiarski and Carol L. Trocki
  12. Acoustic Noise, and Electromagnetic Study in Support of the Rhode Island Ocean SAMP by James Miller, Gopu R. Potty, Kathleen Vigness-Raposa, David Casagrande, Lisa A. Miller, Jeffrey Nystuen, and Peter M. Scheifele
  13. Baseline Characterization: Data sources, methods, and results (Chapter 5. Commercial and Recreational Fisheries Appendix A) by Erin Bohaboy, Anna Malek, and Jeremy Collie
  14. Fisheries Ecology and Benthic Habitat in Rhode Island and Block Island Sounds for the Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan 2010 by Anna Malek, Jeremy Collie, Monique LaFrance and John King
  15. Fisheries Activity Maps: Methods and Data Sources (Chapter 5. Commercial and Recreational Fisheries Appendix B) by Tiffany Smythe, Sarah Smith, and Dave Beutel
  16. Application of Technology Development Index and Principal Component Analysis and Cluster Methods to Ocean Renewable Energy Facility Siting by Malcolm L. Spaulding, Annette Grilli, Christopher Damon, and Grover Fugate
  17. High Resolution Application of the Technology Development Index (TDI) in State Waters South of Block Island by Annette Grilli, Malcolm L. Spaulding, Christopher Damon, and Ravi Sharma
  18. Development of a Technology Type Factor for Jacket Structures for Offshore Wind Turbines in Rhode Island by M.S. Ravi Sharma, Jonas Hensel, Christopher D.P. Baxter, and Sau-Lon James Hu
  19. Wind Resource Assessment in the Vicinity of a Small, Low Relief Coastal Island by Malcolm L. Spaulding, Ravi Sharma, Annette Grilli, Marty Bell, Alex Crosby, and Lauren Decker
  20. Evaluation of Wind Statistics and Energy Resources in Southern RI Coastal Waters by Annette Grilli, Malcolm L. Spaulding, Alex Crosby, and Ravi Sharma
  21. Meteorological Model based Wind Resource Assessment in the Vicinity of Block Island by Malcolm L. Spaulding, Marty Bell, Jay Titlow, Annette Grilli, Ravi Sharma, Lauren Decker and Daniel Mendelsohn
  22. Report of the Ocean Special Area Management Plan Stakeholder Process to the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council by Kenneth Payne
  23. Ecological and Service Valuation, a Principal Component and Cluster Analysis Approach: An Ecological and Service Typology in the Ocean SAMP Area by Annette R. Grilli and Tania Lado
  24. The Northwest Atlantic Marine Ecoregional Assessment: Implications for the Rhode Island Ocean SAMP region. The Nature Conservancy, Rhode Island Chapter, Providence, RI. by Kevin Ruddock
  25. Enhanced ocean landscape and ecological value characterization for the Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan study area using Habitat Typology and Habitat Template approachesby Emily J. Shumchenia and Annette Grilli
  26. Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan: Studies Investigating the Spatial Distribution and Abundance of Marine Birds in Nearshore and Offshore Waters of Rhode Island by Kristopher Winiarski, Peter Paton, Scott McWilliams and David Miller
  27. Ocean Special Area Management Plan Science Research Agenda by Monique LaFrance and Michelle Carnevale
  28. Ecological Value Map (EVM) for the Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan – May 2011 Update by Deborah French McCay, Melanie Schroeder, Eileen Graham, Danielle Reich, and Jill Rowe

Ocean SAMP Subcommittee

Ocean SAMP Progress Reports (PDF)

Ocean SAMP Meeting Information

  1/7/2009 Agenda Minutes
  2/3/2009 Agenda Minutes
  4/30/2009 Agenda Cancelled
  5/14/2009 Agenda Minutes
  8/13/2009 Agenda Minutes
  9/3/2009 Agenda Minutes
  9/21/2009 Agenda Cancelled
  10/1/2009 Agenda Minutes
  10/15/2009 Agenda Minutes
  11/5/2009 Agenda Minutes
  11/19/2009 Agenda Minutes
  1/14/2010 Agenda Minutes
  1/21/2010 Agenda Minutes
  2/4/10 Agenda Minutes
  3/4/10 Agenda Minutes
  3/18/10 Agenda Minutes
  4/1/10 Agenda Cancelled
  4/15/10 Agenda Minutes
  5/6/10 Agenda Minutes
  5/20/10 Agenda Minutes
  6/15/10 Agenda Minutes
  7/1/10 Agenda Minutes
  7/19/10 Agenda Minutes
  7/22/10 Agenda Minutes
  1/18/11 Agenda Cancelled
  1/26/11 Agenda Cancelled
  3/1/11 Agenda Minutes
  2/3/12 Agenda Minutes
  10/16/12 Agenda Minutes
  1/2/13 Agenda Minutes
  2/6/13 Agenda Minutes
  3/6/13 Agenda Minutes
  4/5/13 Agenda Minutes
  4/16/13 Agenda Minutes
  9/17/13 Agenda Minutes
  4/15/14 Agenda Minutes
       

Reports & Files

Ocean SAMP Proposal (PDF)

Ocean SAMP Offshore Renewable EnergyM. Spaulding, Ph.D. (PDF)

EBC Rhode Island Chapter Seminar; Wind Energy in Rhode Island: An UpdateM. Spaulding, Ph.D. (PDF)

Ocean PlanningG. Fugate, CRMC Executive Director (PDF)

RI Winds Report (PDF)

RI Natural History Survey 13th Annual Conference: Rhode Island’s Off-Shore Marine Ecosystem and the Potential Impacts of Alternative Energy Development – April 23, 2009 (PDF)

 

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