NOAA and Sea Grant's Coastal Storm Awareness Program: News & Media
Coastal Processes & Hazards - News
In January 2014, Sea Grant programs in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut were awarded funds totaling $1.4 million to support 10 projects to improve hazard warnings for Tri-State residents as part of NOAA Sea Grant’s Coastal Storm Awareness Program, an effort first launched in October 2013.


Videos:

Trailer for Documentary Short on Coastal Storm Awareness Program (May 2016)




Full Documentary Short on Coastal Storm Awareness Program (May 2016)




Publications:

Brochure: NOAA Sea Grant Coastal Storm Awareness Program (September 2016) (pdf)
Sea Grant talked to people about Hurricane Sandy to learn how they responded and why. The information will help emergency responders better understand the people they seek to help in order to communicate storm risk effectively.

Final Report: The Coastal Storm Awareness Program (November 2015) (pdf)
This 286 page report details the NOAA-funded integrated program of Sea Grant research, communications and extension activities that was focused on improving the communication of and public response to coastal storm warnings in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.

Brochure: Coastal Storm Awareness Program (February 2014) (pdf)
A Joint Program of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Sea Grant Programs funded by NOAA


Press Releases:

NOAA Sea Grant Coastal Storm Awareness Program Comes Ashore (May 2016) More>>
Programs release short documentary and trailer to accompany final report.
NOAA Sea Grant Documentary Short on Coastal Storm Awareness educates Emergency Managers, empowers Coastal Communities.
Video also points to resources from NOAA's National Weather Service, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, NYC Office of Emergency Management and more.

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

NOAA and Sea Grant Announce Projects for $1.4M Coastal Storm Awareness Program (January 2014) More>
Sea Grant programs in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut have awarded funds totaling $1.4 million to support 10 projects to improve hazard warnings for Tri-State residents as part of NOAA Sea Grant’s Coastal Storm Awareness Program.

NOAA and Sea Grant Fund a New Coastal Storm Awareness Program (October 2013) More>
NOAA Sea Grant announces the award of $1.8M in grants to Sea Grant programs in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.


Feature Stories:

Coastal Storms Awareness Program: Project Updates (December 2014)
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.


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."


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.


National Sea Grant Office - NOAA Sea Grant Announces Projects for $1.4M Coastal Storm Awareness Program (January 16, 2014) (pdf)


Partner News:

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

SUNY ESF - Sea Grant Funds Support Two ESF Researchers (February 17, 2014) (click here)

Cornell Chronicle - Two studies look to improve hurricane warnings (February 3, 2014) (click here)

Yale University - Storm Warning: Why Do So Many People Ignore Evacuation Orders? (January 20, 2014) (pdf)

Hofstra University - Profs. Farmer, Trasciatti and Ploran Win Grant to Study Sandy Evacuation (January 17, 2014) (pdf)

Newswise - NOAA and Sea Grant Fund a New Coastal Storm Awareness Program (October 10, 2013) (pdf)
RFP Released for $1.8M in grants to Sea Grant programs in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut


Media:

The New Jersey SandPaper - Sea Grant Projects Aim to Improve Storm Hazard Warnings for Coastal Residents (January 22, 2014) (pdf)

The Connecticut Day - Grants Awarded for Social Science Projects (January 17, 2014) (pdf)

Newsday - $1.4M to fund superstorm Sandy social-science studies (January 16, 2014) (pdf)

On Air: NOAA Announces Sea Grant's Coastal Storm Awareness Program (October 2013) More>
As announced by Peyton Robertson, NOAA'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.


Newsday - U.S. offers $1.8M to study storm warnings (October 18, 2013) (pdf)

The Connecticut Hour - NOAA Sea Grant Award $1.8 million for coastal storm awareness program (October 13, 2013) (pdf)

The Connecticut Day - State to share in NOAA storm safety research grant (October 10, 2013) (pdf)

The New Jersey Today - NOAA/Sea Grant To Award $1.8 Million For Coastal Storm Awareness Program (October 10, 2013) (pdf)

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