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New York Sea Grant Welcomes Helen Cheng as Jamaica Bay Coastal Resilience Specialist (February 2016) More>
Our program partners with the Science and Resilience Institute @ Jamaica Bay for a outreach programs focused on community engagement and research efforts to enhance resilience for the communities within the Jamaica Bay Watershed.


Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance's City of Water Day: Making Urban Waterways Accessible to All (December 2014) More>
NYSG was on-hand at some of the sites in the New York Metro area this past summer during MWA's seventh annual "City of Water Day," a celebration of recreation on New York City's waterways and waterfronts. "City of Water Day is all about fun and recognizing the potential of the untapped resource that is our harbor," said MWA President and CEO Roland Lewis. Check out a photo gallery from July's festivities. There's also a regularly-updated interactive map of locations where free kayaking and canoeing will be offered around New York City next summer as well as a preview of what's to come for Spring 2015's MWA Annual Waterfront Conference.


Social Science & Severe Weather: Evaluating NOAA's Impact-based Warning Tool (November 2014) More>
As featured on the National Sea Grant Office's Web site, NYSG's Associate Director Dr. Kathy Bunting-Howarth is one of four social scientists from the Great Lakes Social Science Network who evaluated the effectiveness of some warnings put out by the National Weather Service. “Understanding how to best communicate about severe weather is imperative," says Bunting-Howarth.


Sea Grant Extension Exchange Offers Insights into Storm Recovery (September 2014) More>
More than two years after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the northeast, the Sea Grant programs in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut are still dealing with storm recovery issues. Louisiana Sea Grantwhose specialists helped their communities in the aftermath of severe storms including Katrina and Ritalend a helping hand.


MWA's Annual Conference: Rebuilding NYC's  Waterfront in the Wake of Severe Storms (June 2014) More>
The focus of this Spring 2014 conference was on grassroots, community-based waterfront plans developed before and after Superstorm Sandy. As panelists and the hundreds of attendees alike asked during the day-long discussion sessions, we've surely done great planning, but are we doing enough to get the job done?


On YouTube: Geospatial Literacy: Examining Coastal Change Over Time With New York City Teachers (June 2014) More>
Since 2008, New York Sea Grant and Cornell University's Institute for Resource Information Sciences Geospatial Program and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have been guiding educators65 in the last two years alonein a series of mapping exercises drawn from a Web-based mapping project on how coastlines change over time along more than 500 miles of New York's urban coastal and estuarine environments. 


Teachers Offer Each Other Activity Ideas at NYC Marine Science Workshop (June 2014) More>
This interactive "share-a-thon," the third of its kind in as many years, links teachers up with innovative curricula ideas related to marine science subjects and programs.


Communications is Key to Hurricane Preparedness (May 2014) More>
Atlantic Hurricane Season began June 1 and, as documented by National Sea Grant Office 2014 Knauss Fellow Elizabeth Bevand, Sea Grant is helping communities throughout the U.S. prepare for hurricanes for the short and long term. Also, NYSG's Web Content Manager Paul C. Focazio is profiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Sea Grant College Program about what everyone needs to know about preparing for a hurricane as well as how he got hooked on science communications and how others in or considering the field might sharpen their skills.


NOAA and Sea Grant Issue 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook in NYC (May 2014) More>
What was the outlook for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season? That was the topic of discussion at a news conference held at the New York City Office of Emergency Management in Brooklyn on Thursday, May 22. Also, New York Sea Grant joins other Great Lakes Sea Grant programs in a social science study to help evaluate more effective weather warnings.


New York Sea Grant Joins NOAA and NWS in Support of 2014's National Severe Weather Preparedness Week (March 2014) More>
Highlighting NYSG's recent round of research and education to raise awareness of severe storms like Superstorm Sandy.


Sandy's Harsh Legacy: NYSG Helps New Yorkers Understand and Mitigate Its Impacts (April 2014) More>
In Sandy’s wake, New York Sea Grant surveyed 250 marinas feeling $85 million in economic impacts, tracked the fate of nitrogen inputs to salt marsh ecosystem following sewage treatment failure, and monitored the growth of Fire Island breach.

    NYSG Responds with Research and Outreach More>

 

NOAA and Sea Grant Announce Projects for $1.4M Coastal Storm Awareness Program (October 2013 - February 2014) More>

 

Sea Grant programs in NJ, NY and CT award $1.4M in funds for 10 projects to improve hazard warnings for tri-state residents.

  • ESF social scientists improving storm-warning communications - Syracuse Post Standard More>

  • Two studies look to improve hurricane warnings - Cornell Chronicle More>

  • Sea Grant Funds Support Two ESF Researchers More>

  • NOAA and Sea Grant Fund a New Coastal Storm Awareness Program More>
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program announces the award of $1.8M in grants to Sea Grant programs in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.

 

Superstorm Sandy: One Year Later - NOAA and Sea Grant's Response (November 2013) More>
For seven days in the Fall of 2012, Hurricane Sandy pounded the Caribbean and U.S. East Coast with punishing rain, wind, and waves. As the storm approached landfall, the National Hurricane Center renamed the hurricane "Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy." But to those whose lives were devastated -- it will always be remembered as Superstorm Sandy.

  • NOAA, Sea Grant Programs Post-Sandy Step-Up: Press Briefing, Conference Educate on Coastal Storms More>
    At a November 2013 NOAA Coastal Storms Press Briefing in Washington, D.C., NYSG’s Coastal Processes Specialist Jay Tanski offered a perspective on how to implement NOAA-wide initiatives at the local level. As documented in several video clips from Portland, Maine's ABC, CBS and NBC affiliates, Tanski was also a speaker at mid-July 2013's Maine Sea Grant-hosted event Beaches Conference, where over 200+ attendees engaged in post-Superstorm Sandy discussions, among other topics.

  • NOAA Announces Sea Grant's Coastal Storm Awareness Program More>
    As discussed by Peyton Robertson, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Chair of Sandy Assessment Team via Federal News Radio, Sea Grant programs in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut are administering a new $1.8M NOAA-funded Coastal Storm Awareness Program. The funded projects will examine how people react to storm warnings and how to best communicate this information to communities and its residents.

  • On Blog: Can Salt Marshes Handle Effluent From a Failed Sewage Treatment Plant? More>
    New York Sea Grant funded research to measure if the ecosystem could handle the additional sewage and increase its capacity to serve as a “nutrient sink,” or if the enhanced nutrient loads would shift the ecosystem to an alternative state that perpetuates additional organic matter loading.

  • On Blog, On YouTube: Superstorm Sandy: One Year Later - Long Island Breach More>
    In late October 2012, Hurricane Sandy split Fire Island, New York into two islands, creating a new inlet to the bay behind it. As seen in a video clip from National Geographic and documented in a photo journal blog, NYSG-funded scientists explain why monitoring the breach is important, as its evolution will affect the tidal dynamics and the ecosystem of the Long Island's eastern Great South Bay.

  • National Geographic: Rising Seas More>
    In September 2013, National Geographic placed a spotlight on climate change in its extensive feature story, "Rising Seas," which focused on a central series of concepts: As the planet warms, the sea rises. Coastlines flood. What will we protect? What will we abandon? How will we face the danger of rising seas?

  • On YouTube: Documentary - Superstorm Sandy More>
    The documentary short “Sandy’s Hidden Damage” shows how the storm has changed the city forever – and how experts' opinions on what will save New York clash while some New Yorkers affected by Sandy feel left behind.

  • On Air: Burn - Rising Seas More>
    This radio and Web series examines the causes and consequences of sea level changes in south Florida, the Gulf Coast, New York City, and Greenland, where ice-melt is going to make the world a very different place.

  • On YouTube: Protecting The East Coast From Future Storms More>
    In a November 2013 interview with MyLITV, Dr. Malcolm Bowman explains what U.S. East coast communities should do to prevent "Sandy-Like" damage.


EPA, LISS and NYSG Encourage Thousands to 'Toast the Coast' for National Estuaries Day (September 2013) More>
Celebrate the 25th annual National Estuaries Day with a nationwide “Toast the Coast” via social media and at Alley Pond Environmental Center's Little Neck Bay Festival.


Superstorm Sandy Media Archive Featuring NYSG-Funded Researchers and Specialists (August 2013) More>
A comprehensive archive of media mentions and content from NYSG-funded researchers and specialists on Fall 2012's Superstorm Sandy


Sea Grant Educates at City of Water Day in Big Apple (July 2013) More>
As seen in Cornell Chronicle, New York Sea Grant expanded its "Discover Clean and Safe Boating Campaign" into New York City for the first time, some 300 miles away from its point of origin.


NYSG Brings Boating Safety to NYC's City of Water Day (July 2013) More>
New York Sea Grant's Discover Clean & Safe Boating Campaign Expands in 2013, Reaching NYC for the First-Time on the heels of being at Hudson River's Clearwater Festival last month.


Currents E-Newsletter to Feature Update on Coastal Change Education Materials for Metro NY Area (July 2013) More>
Statue of Liberty to reopen July 4, 2013 for the first time since Superstorm Sandy


NYSG Joins Some 600+ Attendees at Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance's Annual NYC Conference (June 2013) More>
As discussed on one of the panels during this day-long event, when Superstorm Sandy hit in late October 2012, Stony Brook University Oceanography professor and storm surge expert Malcolm Bowman, along with investigator Brian Colle and others from the Storm Surge Research Group, kept close tabs on the superstorm before, during and after landfall.


New York Sea Grant is a Force of Nature (May 2013) More>
With hurricane season underway, NYSG offers a news archives and other hurricane-related resources, as well as YouTube clips with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's 2013 Atlantic hurricane season predictions as well as the National Weather Services National Hurricane Center's Hurricane Preparedness PSA series.


NYSG 'Greens Up' 2013 Earth Day Fests in NYC, on Long Island (April 2013) More>
There were plenty of stewardship and green-friendly activities and events to go around this year, from Stony Brook University on Long Island to Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn. NYSG was in attendance at Earth Day festivals on both campuses, with resources and news on current stewardship activities and initiatives.


NYSG Networks at Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance Conference, Talks Post-Sandy Efforts (April 2013) More>
All-day event features panelists Malcolm Bowman (an NYSG-funded Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences investigator) and others, including Stevens Institute of Technology's Dr. Philip Orton


New York Sea Grant Responds to Superstorm Sandy (March 2013) More>
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New York Sea Grant has played a role in providing sound information to managers and stakeholders in a timely way. This is a sampling of how we're responding.


New York Sea Grant Provides $50K for Two Research Projects in Wake of Superstorm Sandy (March 2013) More>
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, New York Sea Grant (NYSG) has responded by funding two new research projects on Long Island's South Shore valued at $50,000. These projects add to NYSG’s suite of research and outreach projects that address the state’s coastal hazards.


NOAA Programs, FEMA Educate During National Severe Weather Preparedness Week (March 2013) More>
Are you ready if severe weather strikes? To make certain that you do, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have partnered again this year for this campaign, encouraging people across the country to "Be a Force of Nature" in their communities by preparing for severe weather and informing others to do so as well.


Sea Grant Supports Cornell CALS 'From Farm to Fork' NYC Event (January 2013) More>
New York Sea Grant 'at the table' as Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (Cornell CALS) serves up a treat for invited attendees in Manhattan. At the late-January 2013 event, NYSG staff unveil the program's new poster on "Rethinking the Seafood Industry: Building Economic Resilience in Coastal Communities."


Sea Grant Helps Cornell Document Change, Develop Educational Curricula for NYC Sites (November 2012) More>
Since 2008, Cornell Institute for Resource Information Sciences and NYSG have been developing stewardship education materials to help educators better understand and teach students about coastal change over time in our NY-NJ Harbor-Hudson region’s urban coast and the resulting impacts to its coastal environments.


NYSG Shares Resources, Offers Educational Opportunities at NY Metro Fall Festivals (September 2012) More>
NYSG attends several festivals in the New York metro area this fall, providing attendees with kid-friendly Color Your Catch brochures, news on NYSG's education and research efforts in and around New York City and information on the health of Long Island Sound.


New York Sea Grant in New York City (Currents, Late Summer 2012) More>
New York Sea Grant launched a new resource site this past spring to document our research, extension and education efforts in and around New York City. It includes information on such recently-attended events as May's Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (MWA) Conference and July's MWA City of Water Day.


On YouTube: Seafood Throwdown at Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket in Brooklyn, NY encourages sustainability and Community Supported Fisheries concept (August 2012) More>


NYSG dives into Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance's City of Water Days; Provides educational materials on rip currents, severe storms, and more (July 2012) More>


Seafood Throwdown Coming to the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket; Locally Caught Seafood Takes Center Stage (July 2012) More>


NYSMEA’s ‘Share-A-Thon’ A Success (NY Coastlines, Spring/Summer 2012) More>
New York Sea Grant and longtime partner New York State Marine Education Association share the value of the “train-the-trainer” approach to teaching marine science. A recent joint venture was the March 2012 Marine Science Share-A-Thon held at Columbia University’s Teachers College, where teachers shared and acquired innovative lesson plans and other materials for students while earning professional development credits.


Sea Grant programs nationwide are NOAA partners helping prepare for 2012's Hurricane Season; Rip currents on Long Island, Coastal flooding in New York City are concerns (May 2012) More>


NYSG Attends Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance Conference, Tracks NYC Efforts (May 2012) More>

       Follow-up from MWA Conference More>


NOAA and FEMA's 2012 National Severe Weather Preparedness Week (April 2012) More>


NYSMEA's Marine Science Share-A-Thon in NYC (February 2012) More>


'Dose of Reality' Campaign in NYC (January 2012) More>


NYS Conservationist Magazine Examines NYSG's First 40 Years (December 2011) More>


I FISH NY Goes Crabbin' and Prepares Events Through The Fall (August 2011) More>


Hurricane Education: Tips and Resources More>


National Estuary Day & International Coastal Cleanup Day (September 2010) More>


NYSG Partners to Re-launch, Manage a Web Site for NYS’s Marine Educators (April 2010) More>


NYSG’s Award-Winning Educators Announce Latest Endeavors (March 2010) More>


New Web Site Helps Managers Deal with Nor’easters (Spring 2010) More>

ECWS (East Coast Winter Storms) (Fall 2009) More>

New Weather Web Site Goes Back to Predict the Future (November 2009) More>


Partners Make a Splash with Project WET’s Discover the Hudson River Booklet (February 2010) More>


In two New York Sea Grant articles, Coastal Expert Jay Tanski puts climate change in perspective, in the context of how it is and may continue to influence sea level rise and flooding due to storm surges specific to Long Island’s north and south shores. (January 2009) More>


NYSG Revises Teacher’s guide on Exploring the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary (September 2009) More>


I FISH NY (Fall 2009) More>


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Are We Ready For The Next Hurricane? (April 2015) More>
A late April 2015 symposium featuring local experts on Superstorm Sandy and Preparedness


Sandy: Science Behind the Storm, Two Years Later (November 2014) More>
Late October 2014 marked the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy’s landfall in the Metro NY region. Since then, there have been many positions taken by researchers and decision-makers alike on which management response route New York should take: one of resistance (precaution and prevention), resilience (bringing our communities back to their pre-storm state) or re-alignment (evolve and reconfigure what, how and when to rebuild).

"I cannot tell you when the next big one will be, but it will come," says NYSG-funded Stony Brook University storm surge expert Dr. Malcolm Bowman. "It's inevitable in the long term. And the sooner we come to that realization, the better."


Coastal Storms Awareness Program
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s $1.4M "Coastal Storm Awareness Program" (CSAP) is a multi-year partnership with Sea Grant programs in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut that is intended to raise awareness of how severe weather is communicated to and within communities. Below are updates on several of the 10 funded projects, several of which are administered by each of the three Sea Grant programs. Additional information on CSAP can be found at www.nyseagrant.org/csap.

  • New York:

    On Blog: Evaluating Pre-Sandy Evacuation Decision-Making Processes Among Long Beach Residents (Hofstra University) (September 2014) More>
    As one might expect, this social science project has much to do with the culture, language, and attitude of people making the profound and often emotional decision about whether or not to evacuate their home before a storm hits.

  • Connecticut:

    Storm Warning: Why Do So Many People Ignore Evacuation Orders? (Yale University) (Spring 2014) More>
    When dangerous storms batter coastal communities, not all residents heed safety advisories. A new study by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication explores what factors shape these choices.

    Tweeting in the Tempest: What We're Learning From #Sandy (Mississippi State University) (November 2014) More>
    So far, investigators who have been identifying and linking up some 12 million tweets sent during Hurricane Sandycataloging them by frequency of use of termhave yielded some interesting insights for everyday people and emergency managers alike.

  • New Jersey:

    On YouTube: Severe Storm Focus Group Study on Flood Risk and Uncertainty (Nature Nurture Center) (December 2014) More>
    Participants in several New Jersey counties are being accepted into focus groups and surveyed about their use of the various flood warning tools and products made available by the U.S. National Weather Service.

    Coastal Storm Risk Communication Study Led by Rutgers Faculty (Rutgers University) (Spring 2014) More>
    Rutgers professor Rachel Schwom is conducting interviews with emergency managers of coastal towns as part of this NOAA-Sea Grant risk communication study.

Researchers Convene in NYC to Discuss Improving Community Awareness on Coastal Storms (May 2014) More>
The Cornell Chronicle
, Syracuse's Post Standard and a string of newspapers, including New York's Newsday, are just some of the media outlets giving attention to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s $1.4M "Coastal Storm Awareness Program" (CSAP). This multi-year effort—a partnership between NOAA and Sea Grant programs in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut—is intended to raise awareness of how severe weather is communicated to and within communities.

 

    Related News: ESF social scientists improving storm-warning communications - Syracuse Post Standard More>


Sandy's Harsh Legacy: NYSG Helps New Yorkers Understand and Mitigate Its Impacts (April 2014) More>
In Sandy’s wake, New York Sea Grant surveyed 250 marinas feeling $85 million in economic impacts, tracked the fate of nitrogen inputs to salt marsh ecosystem following sewage treatment failure, and monitored the growth of Fire Island breach.

    NYSG Responds with Research and Outreach More>


NYSG to Receive Nearly $2.4 M for Coastal Research and Outreach (March 2014) More>
This collection of new research and outreach - powered by nearly $2.4 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - addresses storm hazards, climate change, fisheries health, hypoxia and harmful algal blooms.


Weathering the Next Big Storm (March 2014) More>
This Stony Brook Magazine feature examines the efforts of the often-New York Sea Grant-funded Stony Brook's Storm Surge Research Group, whose members offer a bold plan to protect New York City.


NOAA Provides Future Flood Zones for New York City (March 2014) More>
Since 2010, Stony Brook University (SBU) School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) oceanographer Malcolm Bowman, a long-time NYSG-funded researcher, has served on the New York Panel Climate Change and co-authored the recently released, related report.


NOAA and Sea Grant Announce Projects for $1.4M Coastal Storm Awareness Program (October 2013 - February 2014) More>
Sea Grant programs in NJ, NY and CT award $1.4M in funds for 10 projects to improve hazard warnings for tri-state residents.

  • ESF social scientists improving storm-warning communications - Syracuse Post Standard More>

  • Two studies look to improve hurricane warnings - Cornell Chronicle More>

  • Sea Grant Funds Support Two ESF Researchers More>

  • NOAA and Sea Grant Fund a New Coastal Storm Awareness Program More>
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program announces the award of $1.8M in grants to Sea Grant programs in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.


    Stony Brook University Researcher Malcolm Bowman vs. The Storms (December 2013) More>
    As declared by The Village Times Herald, a weekly newspaper published on Long Island's north shore, Bowman was named a "Man of the Year" for raising awareness of coastal storm dangers. A summary of other topical media discussions with the likes of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, the BBC, and journalist Dan Rather is also included.


    Superstorm Sandy: One Year Later - NOAA and Sea Grant's Response (November 2013) More>
    For seven days in the Fall of 2012, Hurricane Sandy pounded the Caribbean and U.S. East Coast with punishing rain, wind, and waves. As the storm approached landfall, the National Hurricane Center renamed the hurricane "Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy." But to those whose lives were devastated -- it will always be remembered as Superstorm Sandy.

    • NOAA, Sea Grant Programs Post-Sandy Step-Up: Press Briefing, Conference Educate on Coastal Storms More>
      At a November 2013 NOAA Coastal Storms Press Briefing in Washington, D.C., NYSG’s Coastal Processes Specialist Jay Tanski offered a perspective on how to implement NOAA-wide initiatives at the local level. As documented in several video clips from Portland, Maine's ABC, CBS and NBC affiliates, Tanski was also a speaker at mid-July 2013's Maine Sea Grant-hosted event Beaches Conference, where over 200+ attendees engaged in post-Superstorm Sandy discussions, among other topics.

    • NOAA Announces Sea Grant's Coastal Storm Awareness Program More>
      As discussed by Peyton Robertson, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Chair of Sandy Assessment Team via Federal News Radio, Sea Grant programs in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut are administering a new $1.8M NOAA-funded Coastal Storm Awareness Program. The projects funded will examine how people react to storm warnings and how to best communicate this information to communities and its residents.

    • On Blog: Can Salt Marshes Handle Effluent From a Failed Sewage Treatment Plant? More>
      New York Sea Grant funded research to measure if the ecosystem could handle the additional sewage and increase its capacity to serve as a “nutrient sink,” or if the enhanced nutrient loads would shift the ecosystem to an alternative state that perpetuates additional organic matter loading.

    • On Blog, On YouTube: Superstorm Sandy: One Year Later - Long Island Breach More>
      In late October 2012, Hurricane Sandy split Fire Island, New York into two islands, creating a new inlet to the bay behind it. As seen in a video clip from National Geographic and documented in a photo journal blog, NYSG-funded scientists explain why monitoring the breach is important, as its evolution will affect the tidal dynamics and the ecosystem of the Long Island's eastern Great South Bay.

    • National Geographic: Rising Seas More>
      In September 2013, National Geographic placed a spotlight on climate change in its extensive feature story, "Rising Seas," which focused on a central series of concepts: As the planet warms, the sea rises. Coastlines flood. What will we protect? What will we abandon? How will we face the danger of rising seas?

    • On YouTube: Documentary - Superstorm Sandy More>
      The documentary short “Sandy’s Hidden Damage” shows how the storm has changed the city forever – and how expert’s opinions on what will save New York clash while some New Yorkers affected by Sandy feel left behind.

    • On Air: Burn - Rising Seas More>
      This radio and Web series examines the causes and consequences of sea level changes in south Florida, the Gulf Coast, New York City, and Greenland, where ice-melt is going to make the world a very different place.

    • On YouTube: Protecting The East Coast From Future Storms More>
      In a November 2013 interview with MyLITV, Dr. Malcolm Bowman explains what U.S. East coast communities should do to prevent "Sandy-Like" damage.

    Superstorm Sandy Media Archive Featuring NYSG-Funded Researchers and Specialists (August 2013) More>
    A comprehensive archive of media mentions and content from NYSG-funded researchers and specialists on Fall 2012's Superstorm Sandy


    NYSG Joins Some 600+ Attendees at Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance's Annual NYC Conference (June 2013) More>
    As discussed on one of the panels during this day-long event, when Superstorm Sandy hit in late October 2012, Stony Brook University Oceanography professor and storm surge expert Malcolm Bowman, along with investigator Brian Colle and others from the Storm Surge Research Group, kept close tabs on the superstorm before, during and after landfall.


    New York Sea Grant is a Force of Nature (May 2013) More>
    With hurricane season underway, NYSG offers a news archives and other hurricane-related resources, as well as YouTube clips with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's 2013 Atlantic hurricane season predictions as well as the National Weather Services National Hurricane Center's Hurricane Preparedness PSA series.


    SBU Researchers Evaluate How Coastal Marine Habitats Are Classified (May 2013) More>
    In a two-year NYSG-funded research project that wrapped up earlier this year, a Stony Brook University research team provided insights about benthic habitats, from the Hudson River to Jamaica Bay to several embayments on Long Island's North Shore as well as its Peconic Bays ecosystem.


    New York Sea Grant Responds to Superstorm Sandy (March 2013) More>
    In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New York Sea Grant has played a role in providing sound information to managers and stakeholders in a timely way. This is a sampling of how we're responding.


    New York Sea Grant Provides $50K for Two Research Projects in Wake of Superstorm Sandy (March 2013) More>
    In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, New York Sea Grant (NYSG) has responded by funding two new research projects on Long Island's South Shore valued at $50,000. These projects add to NYSG’s suite of research and outreach projects that address the state’s coastal hazards.


    NOAA Programs, FEMA Educate During National Severe Weather Preparedness Week (March 2013) More>
    Are you ready if severe weather strikes? To make certain that you do, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have partnered again this year for this campaign, encouraging people across the country to "Be a Force of Nature" in their communities by preparing for severe weather and informing others to do so as well.


    WWWhat's Trending: Scientists Go ‘Social’ with Sandy (Fall 2012) More>
    Before, during and after landfall of Sandy in late October 2012, NYSG-funded Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences researchers kept close tabs on the storm.


    Stony Brook University Hosts 5th Annual NYMSC Research Symposium (Fall 2012) More>
    The New York Marine Sciences Consortium (NYMSC) met for its Annual Conference in order to review the research priorities for implementing ecosystem-based management in the New York Bight.


    More Sandy-Related Video, Audio and Transcripts from Stony Brook University SoMAS Researchers:

    December 3, 2012 - On YouTube: SoMAS Lecture - Storm Surge From Superstorm Sandy: Causes and Impacts More>

    November 20, 2012 - On YouTube: PBS News Hour - "Protecting NY From Future Superstorms as Sea Levels Rise" More>

    • Related News: PBS News Hour: Engineers Consider Barriers to Protect NY From Another Sandy More>

    November 12, 2012 - On YouTube: Regional News Network - "After the Storm - Could All The Flooding Have Been Avoided?" More>


    SBU Researcher To Appear in PBS/Nova Superstorm Sandy Documentary (November 2012) More>
    PBS Nova's Sandy documentary this Sunday evening is said to examine if these superstorms are becoming more frequent; Dr. Malcolm Bowman, a Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences investigator is slated to be featured.


    In the News: Superstorm Sandy and the Discussion from SBU Experts that Followed (November 2012) More>
    New York Sea Grant-funded Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences researchers who tracked superstorm Sandy before, during and after landfall made the rounds in media discussions, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NBC News, ABC News, the Associated Press and Newsday, among others.

    Transcripts, with video/audio, are available for the following media segments:

    October 30, 2012: NBC News/Cosmic Blog - "NYC flood was foreseen: Now what?" More>

    November 1, 2012: NBC News/Rock Center with Brian Williams - "Hurricane Sandy provides 'wake-up call' for cities at risk of flooding" More>

    November 1, 2012: National Public Radio - "Protecting New York From Future Flooding" More>

    November 2, 2012: ABC News - "Superstorm Sandy Spurs Talk of Sea Barrier for New York" More>

    November 8, 2012: NPR On Point - "In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New York looks at sea walls" More>

    Also, check out May 2011's SBU Provost Lecture - Malcolm Bowman: Tsunami: Could It Happen To Us? More>


    Stony Brook University Storm Surge Research Group Track Superstorm Sandy, Correct Inaccuracies (November 2012) More>
    New York Sea Grant-funded Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences researchers tracked superstorm Sandy before, during and after landfall, correcting inaccuracies along its track on the East Coast.


    CBS News on "Preparing For The Perfect Storm" (October 2012) More>
    No one knew how bad it was going to be when Hurricane Irene barreled up the East Coast a year ago, flooding whole towns, destroying homes. Up and down the East Coast, Irene caused residents billions of dollars. Experts agree that weather is becoming more severe and they warn that we're not ready for it.


    Coastal Flooding Concerns in NYC Continues Discussion on Storm Surge Barriers (September 2012) More>
    With a 520-mile-long coast lined largely by teeming roads and fragile infrastructure, New York City is gingerly facing up to the intertwined threats posed by rising seas and ever-more-severe storm flooding. So began a mid-September 2012 New York Times feature article, "New York Is Lagging as Seas and Risks Rise, Critics Warn," which examines some of the climate change research being done in Metro NY.


    Identifying Distinct Sturgeon Population Segments (Spring/Summer 2012, NY Coastlines) More>
    The Atlantic Sturgeon, the ancient-looking fish covered with bony plates rather than scales, was once abundant along the eastern seaboard and in major river systems from Labrador to Northern Florida. But human activities such as damming rivers, pollution and extensive harvesting have reduced the number and size of its populations and in February 2012, the Atlantic Sturgeon was federally listed as endangered.


    Sea Grant programs nationwide are NOAA partners helping prepare for 2012's Hurricane Season; NYSG research shows rip currents on Long Island, coastal flooding in New York City are concerns (May 2012) More>


    NYSG sets sail at 2012 Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance conference, Reports on NYC research efforts (May 2012) More>


    Nearly $2.4 Million for New York Sea Grant in 2012-2013 (March 2012) More>


    College of Staten Island Researchers Work to Restore Urban Waterways (January 2012) More>


    NYSG-Funded Researcher on Concern Over Risk of Storm Surges in New York City (January 2012) More>


    Revisiting Jamaica Bay's Restoration Issues (November 2011) More>


    New York Times Blogs on NYSG-Funded SBU Researchers Tracking Hurricane Irene (August 2011) More>


    "Fighting Back the Waves" in NYC: NYSG-funded researcher discusses possible ways of preventing flood disasters (May 2011) More>


    Heavy Metal in the Food Chain (Spring 2011) More>


    Nearly $2.5 Million for New York Sea Grant in 2011 More>


    SBU Researcher Talks on WNYC Radio About Sea Level Rise in NYC (February 2011) More>


    The Quiet Before the Storm? (Spring 2010) More>
    Whether “up” in the Bronx, the most northeasterly borough of New York City on the mainland or “down” on the Battery, at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, much of NYC and adjacent coastal Long Island to the east lies less than 15 feet above mean sea level.

    Relative “Quiet” Broken with March 2010 Storm More >


    Fall 2008 Lecture Series at Stony Brook Southampton closed with a Dec 5th talk on Storm Surges in New York's Coastal Waters (December 2008) More>


    Improving Storm Surge Forecasts for Metro NY (Fall 2008, Coastlines) More>


    Breaking the Waves: Breakwater research (Fall 2008, Coastlines) More>


    Researchers find ways to improve storm surge forecasts for metro NY (July 2008) More>



    Impact Statement: "Could Barriers Protect New York City From Storm Surges?" (2007) (pdf)


    Estrogenic Compounds in Urban Waterways (Spring/Summer 2006, Coastlines) (pdf)
    Dr. Anne McElroy - Associate Professor at Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences  and a former New York Sea Grant director - discusses her NYSG-funded work on winter flounder. She and her research team have used fish as a model animal to examine the potential effects of toxic chemicals in New York City’s waterways.


    Closing the Doors on Storm Surges (Spring 2005, Coastlines) (pdf)
    Led by Dr. Malcolm Bowman, New York Sea Grant researchers at Stony Brook University’s Marine Sciences Research Center have studied the possibility of protecting the metropolitan New York City area from powerful storms through the use of storm surge barriers.

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