NYSG's Strategic and Implementation Plans
2014-2017
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This is the new Strategic Plan for New York Sea Grant (NYSG) for the years 2014-2017 as requested by the National Sea Grant Office.  

This Plan has been developed during 2012 with input from the Board of Governors, Program Advisory Council, academic researchers in New York, and NYSG staff and stakeholder groups early in the process.  Members of the Board of Governors and Program Advisory Council were also invited to comment on a near-final draft and most of their suggested changes have been incorporated.  

This plan draws upon the Strategic Plan of the National Sea Grant College Program (2014-2017) and other documents, but is focused on the needs of New York and its citizens.  

The plan is structured around three Program Objectives and four Focus Areas. The Program Goals are unique to NYSG and provide a clear focus and ready shorthand (economics, environment, and education) for discussing the program and its goals with policy makers and stakeholders, particularly when conducting our work and seeking funding.

The Focus Areas conform to the Focus Areas of the strategic plan of the National Sea Grant College Program (2014-2017), which simplifies the interactions with the National Sea Grant College Program and other state Sea Grant programs as well as reporting to the National Sea Grant Office. This is also important in helping the National Sea Grant College Program to become more of a focused national program which addresses the needs of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Nation (Report of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board on Sea Grant Research, August 2009). Though the Focus Areas are broad, they are tied together and do not exist in isolation. In addition to the above, the NOAA Strategic Plan, the National Ocean Policy and other plans and documents were consulted in developing this plan. 

Related materials:

NYSG Strategic Plan: 2014-17 (pdf)

National Sea Grant Strategic Plan, 2014-2017 (pdf)

NOAA Strategic Plan (click here)

Biennial Reports to Congress by the National Sea Grant Advisory Board
  • Making the Grade: Biennial Report to U.S. Congress Details 'The State of Sea Grant 2014' More>>

  • The State of Sea Grant 2012: Impacts, Challenges and Opportunities More>>

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