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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,
    E:,  P: 607-255-2832

  • Kara Lynn Dunn, NYSG's Great Lakes District Freelance Publicist,
    E:, P: 315.465.7578

Ithaca, NY, March 2, 2020 - 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 2019, 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:

NYSG Seafood HACCP Internet Training 2019 Course Report
Seafood safety training from NYSG 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:

Jamaica Bay Community Flood Watch Project
A citizen-community science program launched by NYSG documents coastal flooding in the face of rising sea levels and changing climate conditions.

Piloting a Statewide Framework for Monitoring NY’s Shoreline Features
Natural and nature-based features are included in a statewide framework piloted by NYSG and partners for monitoring the effectiveness of a variety of shoreline management practices.

NYSG Partnership Helps Anglers with Special Needs
A NYSG partnership helps anglers with special needs; installs first ADA-compliant bait station in East Harlem.

Resilience Forums Inform Long Island Communities
Helping Long Island communities increase resilience to flooding via resources, forum opportunities and information provided by NYSG.

Long Island Sound Study: 2019 Mentor-Teacher Workshops
Providing classroom teachers with tools to educate about Long Island Sound subjects is key to NYSG's support of professional development opportunities.

NYSG & Mid-Atlantic Partners: Preventing Balloon Debris
Reducing intentional balloon debris, one of the most prevalent and damaging “acceptable” forms of coastal littering, is uniting NYSG and Mid-Atlantic partners.

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

NYSG Develops Lake Ontario Inundation Mapping Tools
NYSG’s interactive Lake Ontario inundation mapping tools help communities and property/business owners enhance their flooding preparedness.

Outreach Inspiring Lake Sturgeon Conservation
Encouraging conservation of the Lake Sturgeon, a New York State threatened and ecologically and historically significant species, is at the heart of a NYSG outreach effort.

Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange: Empowering Educators
Equipping K-12 educators with resources via NYSG strategic partnerships to impact educational spaces in the Great Lakes watershed 

More than $1 Million in Small Grants Support NY Great Lakes Action Projects 2015-2019
New York Great Lakes Basin Small Grants encourage community- and stakeholder-driven ecosystem-based management applications.

NYSG-Great New York State Fair Partnership
Capitalizing on unparalleled public education opportunities at the Great New York State Fair thanks to NYSG and a diverse group of partners.

NYSG Resources Support Integrated Shoreline Redesign
Resources from NYSG helped a shoreline property owner make a well-informed decision for managing erosion along Lake Ontario.

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 34 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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