Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades
Staff & Contact Information

David White
Recreation Specialist, NY Sea Grant
Associate Director, Great Lakes Research Consortium
Phone: 315.312.3042

New York Sea Grant
SUNY College at Oswego
Oswego, NY 13126-3599

David White is a Cornell University Senior Extension Associate - Recreation Specialist with the New York Sea Grant program, and also serves as the Associate Director for the Great Lakes Research Consortium.

Below are links to Dave's current programming areas.  If you are interested in learning more about these programs contact Dave at:  315-312-3042, or email

Program Initiatives

The "Discover Clean & Safe Boating” project successfully debuted at the Boating Industries Association (BIA) of Upstate New York show in 2008. It has since become a model industry- partnered educational effort that has expanded from Great Lakes’ venues to sites statewide. The Discover Clean & Safe Boating vessels, provided by NYS manufacturers and local dealers, are equipped with all the legally-required and recommended equipment. This program effort is a partnership between NY Sea Grant, the Boating Industries Association of Upstate NY (BIA), and local/regional marine dealers and manufacturers.


Discover Better Boating” is a monthly television news series airing from May-October on Time Warner Cable News where boating industry professionals offer information and tips on such topics as preparing your boat for the boating season, boating safety, the impact of ethanol fuel on your boat, and getting better gas efficiency in a tight economy. This television outreach effort is a partnership of New York Sea Grant, the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York (BIA), and Time Warner Cable News.

The "Great Shipwrecks of New York's Great Lakes" exhibit was originally developed as the 2014 Great New York State Fair Signature Exhibit and includes 10 interpretive panels highlighting more than 200 years of shipwrecks in Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Lake Champlain, the Finger Lakes, Lake George and the St. Lawrence River. This exhibit was developed by New York Sea Grant, in partnership with the Great New York State Fair, Great Lakes Research Consortium (GLRC), Great Lakes Seaway Trail, and others.

The Great Lakes Research Consortium is an organization of 18 colleges and universities in New York State with nine affiliate campuses in Ontario, Canada, dedicated to collaborative Great Lakes research and science education.

The Great Lakes Research Consortium, hosted at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY, administers the New York State Great Lakes Protection Fund small grants program.

The Oneida Lake Education Initiative was developed to provide scientifically based information on Oneida Lake and its watershed to enhance our understanding of this superb water resource. The website provides information and material to enjoy the resources provided by the lake in an environmentally sound manner.

The Oneida Lake Education Initiative is funded and supported by a host of local, state, and federal partners as part of the Oneida Lake Watershed Management Program including NY Sea Grant, and is maintained by the Cornell University Biological Field Station at Shackelton Point for our benefit and use.

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