NOAA Sea Grant and Climate Change: Helping the Nation Prepare
One of NOAA Sea Grant's priorities is to improve the resilience of coastal communities to hazards, including effects of climate change.
Local credibility ... That’s a distinctive strength of the National Sea Grant College Program
As a network of university-based programs in every coastal and Great Lakes state, NOAA Sea Grant has earned a reputation as a trusted source of science in coastal communities. NOAA Sea Grant funds competitive scientific research of the highest caliber and also helps coastal knowledge-users make timely use of research results. Now, recognizing the local diversity and complexity of issues associated with coastal climate change, Sea Grant has emerged as a national leader in preparing for its effects.
One of NOAA's priorities is to improve the resilience of coastal communities to hazards, including the effects of climate change.
For examples of some of the projects undertaken by the nation's Sea Grant programs, check out NOAA Sea Grant's four-page fact sheet, "NOAA Sea Grant and Climate Change: Helping the Nation Prepare" (pdf).
This report highlights three crucial roles that NOAA Sea Grant plays locally and nationally—Informing Policy and Management, Helping Communities Prepare, and Supporting Economic Resilience and Opportunity—and outlines the resulting benefits.
For more information on any of the items mentioned in the fact sheet, contact your local Sea Grant program (click here) or the National Sea Grant Office (click here).
Related Resources: Sea Grant and Climate Change
(Note: Also see our resources related to severe storms, at www.nyseagrant.org/hurricane)
Sea Grant Press Releases/News
- Covering Climate in the Classroom (December 2014)
"Understanding the relationship between weather and climate are
important first steps to understanding larger-scale global climate
change," says NYSG Hudson Estuary Specialist Nordica Holochuck, who
tested this and other lesson plan concepts with educators during a
mid-November workshop on climate change and its impacts. Holochuck has
been working with partners from Cornell University and the New York
State Department of Environmental Conservation's Hudson
River Estuary Program on this new series of teaching curricula designed
to help middle school students understand climate and
weather basics and explore climate change-related issues close to home
in the Hudson River Valley. The teaching curricula fit into Learning
Standards for New York State, Next Generation Learning Standards and the
- WWWhat's Trending: On YouTube—NOAA and Sea Grant on Being "Climate Resilient" (December 2014)
It's been quite a packed second-half of 2014 for discussions on the
topic of climate change—from NOAA's monthly, quarterly and seasonal
climate reports via its social media channels to the release of its new
online Climate Resilience Toolkit to the Administration's assistance
compiling an annual snapshot of major climate findings. NYSG also
provides both an archive of its climate stories as well as a regular
review of related content via its Facebook and Twitter platforms.
- Understanding Impacts of Climate Change on Summer Flounder (May 2014)
Any changes that investigators find in fishing
effort or shifts in flounder distribution will help to inform stock
assessments and fishery management as well as provide insight on how to
evaluate fish stocks under new climate situations.
- NYSG to Receive Nearly $2.4M for Coastal Research and Outreach (March 2014)
Sea Grant Projects on storm hazards, climate change, fisheries health, hypoxia, harmful algal blooms
- Lake Erie: Warmest in Summer, Coldest in Winter (Summer 2013)
- Sea Grant and US EPA Begin New Long Island Sound Research (Summer 2013)
- New York Sea Grant is a Force of Nature (May 2013)
- Workshop: Living Shorelines for Coastal Erosion Protection in a Changing World
- Sea Grant, EPA Award Over $700K for LI Sound Research
- New York Sea Grant Responds to Superstorm Sandy (March 2013)
- New York Sea Grant Provides $50K for Two Research Projects in Wake of Superstorm Sandy (March 2013)
- NOAA Programs, FEMA Educate During National Severe Weather Preparedness Week (March 2013)
- Impacts of Barrier Island Breaches (December 2012)
- WWWhat's Trending: Scientists Go ‘Social’ with Sandy (November 2012)
- SBU Researcher To Appear in PBS/Nova Superstorm Sandy Documentary (November 2012)
- In the News: Superstorm Sandy and the Discussion from SBU Experts that Followed (November 2012)
- Stony Brook University Storm Surge Research Group Track Superstorm Sandy, Correct Inaccuracies (November 2012)
- Hurricane Leslie Brings High Rip Current Risk Alert to NY's Ocean Beaches (September 2012)
- Coastal Flooding Concerns in NYC Continues Discussion on Storm Surge Barriers
- Hurricane Isaac: NOAA Updates, Reflections on Irene and Katrina (August 2012)
- NYSG dives into
Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance's City of Water Days; Provides
educational materials on rip currents, severe storms, and more (July 2012)
- NOAA's 2012 National Hurricane Preparedness Week: May 27 - June 2 (May 2012)
- NOAA and FEMA's National Severe Weather Preparedness Week (April 2012)
- Stony Brook University to Receive Share of $2.4 Million New York Sea Grant
- NYSG-Funded Researcher on Concern Over Risk of Storm Surges in New York City (January 2012)
- We're partnering with Long Island Sound Study on a sea level rise educational photo contest to "Capture the King Tide" (October 2011)
Other NOAA-Related Resources