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New York Sea Grant Posts Impact Statements for Great Lakes and Marine District Projects

A sampling of results and impacts from recently completed New York Sea Grant's extension and education initiatives.


  • Katherine Bunting Howarth, NY Sea Grant Associate Director,
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  • Kara Lynn Dunn, NYSG's Great Lakes District Freelance Publicist,
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Ithaca, NY, March 4, 2019 - The new profiles posted below provide a summary of how New York Sea Grant (NYSG) addressed a variety of marine and Great Lakes concerns and opportunities in 2018, including the partners involved and any additional funding sources.

For project profiles filed in previous years, complete with partners and funding sources, visit

And for NYSG resource sites related to these and other topics below, see

Impact statement for projects statewide in New York and beyond:

Monitoring New York State’s Natural & Nature-Based Shoreline Features
NYSG and partners are developing a framework to monitor and assess the function of natural and nature-based shorelines structures

Seafood Safety Training Now Available in Spanish
NYSG’s seafood safety training helps ensure the health and safety of seafood consumers in New York State, nationwide, and globally

Impact statement for projects in New York’s marine district include:

Fish to Dish Education & Internship Program Meets Aquaculture & Seafood Industries’ Need
NYSG programming is beginning to develop the skilled workforce needed to continue the growth and success of New York’s resilient aquaculture and seafood businesses

Building Capacity to Assess Economic Impacts in Long Island’s Coastal Communities
NYSG’s Impact Calculator enhances capability to assess coastal economic impacts

Nassau County Youths Learn About Marine Wildlife and Ecology
A NYSG partnership is rebuilding a camp program to educate Nassau County youths about marine resources and ecology

Sea Grant Leads Suffolk County Effort for Harmful Algal Bloom Mitigation Planning
NYSG assistance enhances Suffolk County Harmful Algal Bloom Strategic Planning

Seafood Awareness Month at Taste New York Market Place
NYSG public education program builds support for Long Island seafood

Estuary Day Collaborative a Success for Long Island
A first-collaborative Estuary Day event for Long Island helped bring awareness of estuarine benefits to local community members

Long Island Sound Stewards: Engaging Students as Citizen Scientists
NYSG’s Long Island Sound Stewards program engages K-12 and college students in citizen science research projects

Hurricanes: Forecasting, Communication, Response & Preparedness
NYSG programming is increasing community awareness and preparedness for hurricanes and coastal storms

Climate Master Volunteers: Supporting Climate Literacy, Adaptation, and Resiliency in New York Communities
NYSG supports evidence-based education program development for local communities vulnerable to climate change impacts

“Climate to Go” Science Education for New York City Teachers
NYSG expertise is helping New York City teachers, schools and communities proactively address climate change and resiliency

Preventing Harmful Balloon Debris Along New York’s Marine Coast
NYSG programming is addressing the issue of harmful balloon debris through removal, outreach, and public awareness-building projects

Impact statement for projects in New York’s Great Lakes district include:

Flood Resilience Training for Municipal Staff
NYSG-facilitated educational programming is advancing local government’s ability to address hazard resiliency

Post-Flood Recovery Visioning: Sodus Point, NY
NYSG’s post-flood recovery planning provides communities the opportunity to improve resilience to future flooding

Green Infrastructure Guide for NY Coastal Communities Wins Award
A NYSG collaboration addressing localized green infrastructure education and implementation received national recognition in 2019

Utilizing Education to Develop the Next Generations of Great Lakes Stakeholders
NYSG programming extends science and research education to adults, teachers, and youth to increase coastal and ocean literacy

R/V Lake Guardian Shipboard Science Workshop: Dynamic Educator-Researcher Learning Opportunity
NYSG partners teachers with scientists to create dynamic Great Lakes educational opportunities to encourage coastal and ocean literacy

Addressing Barotrauma in Lake Erie Yellow Perch
NYSG initiated efforts to address and reduce the barotrauma that is damaging the valuable Lake Erie Yellow Perch fishery

Identifying Research Priorities for Cisco in Lake Ontario
NYSG programming is facilitating critical Cisco research and monitoring synergies to ultimately add diversity to fisheries-based economies

2018 NY Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Awards Enhancing Community & Ecosystem Resiliency
New York Great Lakes Basin Small Grants encourage stakeholder-driven ecosystem-based management application

    More Info: NY’s Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program
    New York Great Lakes Basin Small Grants encourage stakeholder-driven ecosystem-based management application

Managing Erosion on Great Lakes Residential Shorelines
NYSG educational outreach is equipping Great Lakes property owners with critical information on sustainable shoreline protection practices

North Sandy Pond Resiliency Planning
NYSG-facilitated information outreach is empowering shoreline communities to address erosion management

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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