The Marine Affairs Institute holds a major symposium every other year. These events draw national and international experts in their various fields to RWU Law. Students can attend these symposia for free. Past topics range from fisheries law, climate change and the legacy of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
November 16, 2012 |FROM ecoRI: "R.I. Coast at Center of Marine Climate Crisis" by TIM FAULKNER/ecoRI News staff BRISTOL, Nov. 16, 2012 — For coastal planners and managers, the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is about responding to an immediate crisis while keeping a commitment to long-term planning — a challenge complicated by the politically charged issue of climate change. This predicament was at center stage this week at the Marine Science Symposium hosted by Roger Williams University, where scientists, lawyers...
November 16, 2012 |From the Cape Cod Times: "Scientists: Record temps will alter landscape" by Doug Fraser BRISTOL, R.I., November 16, 2012 — Given the Katrina-like devastation after Superstorm Sandy slammed into New York and New Jersey, it was no surprise Thursday when panelists at a global warming symposium were told that water temperatures in the Northeast for the first half of 2012 were the warmest in more than 150 years of record keeping. The region experienced record heat on land in 2012, and water...