For updates on the various coastal science-based research, extension and education efforts that New York Sea Grant supports throughout New York State, follow us on Facebook
) and Twitter
), where we thank our new followers at the end of every week and provide visitors with a wrap-up of news you may have missed from New York Sea Grant that week.
We also have a Blog
) as well as a video archive on our YouTube
) filled with well over 150 clips on a variety of coastal topics.
From the "Social Media" drop-down menu
here at www.nyseagrant.org
, you can also subscribe to our RSS news feeds
, which includes options for News (aka "Currents"), Press Releases and Funding Opportunities. You can also keep up-to-date with information posted on any or all of these topics by clicking on the orange button on the top left of any page on our site. Then, click on the topic that you are interested from the list to add the feed to your feed reader.
— Paul C. Focazio
Here are some screen captures from some of New York Sea Grant's social media channels ...
In late March, New York Sea Grant debuted it's "Social Media Week in Review" feature on the popular social media channel. "It's just one way that we can engage our followers and attract new subscribers," says NYSG Web Content Manager Paul C. Focazio
. Since then, the weekly catch-up caught on, with nearly a total of 4,600 reached so far and an average of several hundred with each week's post. Remember to check in every Friday, like it and pass it on. We'll surely be thankful of you being a part of what Focazio calls the "social media ripple effect."
Also from NYSG's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/nyseagrant
), you can, in just a click or two, sample our YouTube channel and Twitter feed as well as sign up for our e-list (from which we distribute NY Coastlines
, our flagship publication, as well as Currents
, our e-newsletter supplement).
Congrats to our parent organization, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), for exceeding 175,000 Twitter followers earlier this month. Follow @NOAA (www.twitter.com/NOAA
) for breaking NOAA news, severe weather updates, cool science stories, photos, satellite imagery and informative graphics on your smartphone or tablet.
And, while you're on Twitter, be sure to also add New York Sea Grant (@nyseagrant, www.twitter.com/nyseagrant
) to your news feed. We've got you covered with coastal science content on hurricane education and staying safe to rip currents while at the beach to water quality, fisheries and stewardship activities around eastern Lake Ontario and Long Island Sound.
For those of you on Instagram, you can now get NOAA images of weather, fish, oceans, marine life, satellite visualizations, climate, cool science and more - www.instagram.com/noaa
. Says a NOAA spokesperson: "It's just another tool we can use to make more widely and publicly accessible our best images and related information about NOAA's work and mission of "science, service and stewardship" on behalf of the American people. We hope it serves you well."
"Thanks again to those of you who comprise our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram community for your continued and enthusiastic support of NOAA's mission, personnel and programs."
NYSG is one of 33 Sea Grant programs of NOAA's National Sea Grant College Program.
Featuring 195 videos and counting, New York Sea Grant's video channel (www.youtube.com/nyseagrant
) includes short clips on, among other topics, clean and safe boating, Hurricane Sandy research and beach-friendly rip currents education. The archive, which currently dates back to 2007, has attracted well over 100 subscribers and over 118,100 views as of early August 2013.
New York Sea Grant rolled out this latest Web site feature in mid-July to coincide with a week-long teacher training aboard the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 180-foot R/V Lake Guardian.
Follow up from that tour of Lake Guardian will be featured in the late summer/early fall issue of Currents
, NYSG's e-newsletter. Make sure you're on our list in just a few quick clicks: www.nyseagrant.org/ecurrents