Public Comments Sought for New York Sea Grant Review

Deadline is Monday, April 22, 2019

Ithaca, NY, March 4, 2019 - New York Sea Grant (NYSG) will be reviewed by a team convened by the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP).

This notice invites you to participate in the review via email.  Please submit written comments about New York Sea Grant by April 22, 2019 to the NSGCP (  Please include “New York Sea Grant site review” in the subject line. 

This review will be conducted April 30—May 2, 2019 at Cornell University and will consider all aspects of NYSG’s programs — management and organization, performance, stakeholder engagement and collaborative activities, including those with its parent organizations (Cornell University and the State University of New York) and the various offices of its federal parent agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

In addition to how it works with stakeholders, NYSG will also be evaluated on how effectively it engages in partnerships and associations with external groups, local and State agencies, etc. to develop and carry out its program of coastal research, extension and education. 

The Site Review Team will prepare an evaluative report that will be used by NSGCP Director Jonathan Pennock to determine whether NYSG meets the Standards of Excellence contained in federal statute which all Sea Grant programs are expected to achieve.

Sea Grant programs are reviewed every four years.

For more information about the review, contact New York Sea Grant Interim Director Kathy Bunting-Howarth (

More Info: New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York (SUNY), is one of 33 university-based programs under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program.

Since 1971, NYSG has represented a statewide network of integrated research, education and extension services promoting coastal community economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness and understanding about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources.

Through NYSG’s efforts, the combined talents of university scientists and extension specialists help develop and transfer science-based information to many coastal user groups—businesses and industries, federal, state and local government decision-makers and agency managers, educators, the media and the interested public.

The program maintains Great Lakes offices at Cornell University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Oswego and the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office in Newark. In the State's marine waters, NYSG has offices at Stony Brook University in Long Island, Brooklyn College and Cornell Cooperative Extension in NYC and Kingston in the Hudson Valley.

For updates on Sea Grant activities: has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube links. NYSG offers a free e-list sign up via for its flagship publication, NY Coastlines/Currents, which is published quarterly. Our program also produces an occasional e-newsletter,"NOAA Sea Grant's Social Media Review," via its blog,

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