On YouTube: Discover Better Boating - October 2013
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DiscoverbetterBoating:boating Event Questionnaires

Contacts:

Dave White, New York Sea Grant, Recreation/Tourism Specialist, P: 315.312.3042, E: dgw9@cornell.edu

Barb Caster,boating Industries Association of Upstate New York, P: 315-447-9286


Oswego, NY,  October 19, 2013 - In this edition ofDiscoverbetterboating, we'll learn the importance of filling out surveys or questionnaires at boat shows and other events.

"It's critically important that we, as boaters, take the time to participate in these surveys and answer those questions so that we can all have abetterboating experience," said New York Sea Grant's Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White.

Joining White is Kathy Bunting-Howarth, NYSG's Associate Director from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, who discussed how research impacts boaters.

"There are many ways that research can help improve theboating experience," she said. "For example, it can help improve policies, facility management issues, boater safety. Also, a lot of the research examines environmental issues, so that research can help to create abetterboating experience."

As for what research is going on now that would of interest to boaters, Bunting-Howarth said, "Cornell University investigators are trying to understand where boaters are getting information about aquatic invasive species so that they canbetter help theboating community to understand what to do to prevent the further spread of those species."

For more on this topic, as well as a helpful cleanboating tip, check out the video clip. 



More Info:Discoverbetterboating

TheDiscoverbetterboating in New York television series of monthly tips is a collaborative, educational outreach effort by New York Sea Grant, theboating Industries Association of Upstate New York (BIA) and YNN, Syracuse.

Series host Dave White, a coastal recreation and tourism specialist with New York Sea Grant, interviews marine industry professionals about how to enjoy New York’s waters cleanly, safely, cost-effectively, legally, and in environmentally-friendly ways.

The seasonal series began in 2011 as a result ofDiscover Clean & Safeboating campaign created by New York Sea Grant and BIA in 2008.

Shows air the third Saturday of the month from May through October. An archive of previous transcripts for individual "DiscoverbetterBoating" segments, as well as video streaming, can be found via NYSG's "Great Lakesboating & Marine Trades" resource site, www.nyseagrant.org/marina - click the "New/Topics" link in the left-hand sidebar and check out the "DiscoverbetterBoating" sections on this page.

More Info: NYSG, BIA of Upstate New York, YNN

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, is one of 33 university-based programs under the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The NSGCP engages this network of the nation’s top universities in conducting scientific research, education, training and extension projects designed to foster science-based decisions about the use and conservation of our aquatic resources. Through its statewide network of integrated services, NYSG has been promoting coastal vitality, environmental sustainability, and citizen awareness about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources since 1971.

For updates on Sea Grant activities: www.nyseagrant.org has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube links. NYSG also offers a free e-list sign up via www.nyseagrant.org/coastlines for NY Coastlines/Currents, its flagship publication, which is distributed several times a year.
 
Theboating Industries Association of Upstate NY is an association of independent marine dealers, retailers and marine-related businesses located throughout Central NY. The February Central NY Boat Show and Fall Boat Sale are annual BIA events at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse. Learn more: www.cnyboating.com.

YNN is one of thirteen 24-hour local news channels owned and operated by Time Warner Cable nationwide. Content is generated from seven regional newsrooms. The system has nearly 600,000 subscribers across a 25-county, 15,000 square mile area. YNN Syracuse telecasts one program feed to Central/Northern NY, one to the Southern Tier. Learn more: http://ynn.com.

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