About the Alliance

UMass Dartmouth and the SouthCoast Development Partnership are leading a regional effort funded by the US Economic Development Agency to grow a marine science and technology corridor that spans I-195 from Narragansett Bay, through the urban centers of Fall River and New Bedford, and across the Cape Cod Canal.

Leaders in government, industries, and academia along the SouthCoast of Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and Rhode Island recognize that we have a once-in-a-century opportunity to reinvent our own coastal economic ecosystem in a sustainable way. The corridor is uniquely poised to respond to global blue trends and pressures, and to support and strengthen emerging and existing industries.

Now in year two of the project, project partners are establishing a Corridor Alliance to identify and accelerate marine science and technology opportunities, develop a 10-year strategic plan, and launch workforce development, business incubation, and regional marketing initiatives.

Anchor Partners

Industry Partners

Robotics & Naval
Living Resources

Quinn Fisheries


Data & Instrumentation

Our Team

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Ben Jones
Director of Corporate Engagement and Institutional Partnerships
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Elise Rapoza
Senior Research and Corporate Engagement Associate
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Ryan Merrill
Communications Manager