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NYSG Posts Impact Statements for Research, Extension Projects in NY's Great Lakes, Hudson and Marine Waters

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

Ithaca, NY, April 19, 2021 - The new profiles posted below provide a summary of how NYSG's extension specialists and funded researchers addressed a variety of marine, Hudson and Great Lakes concerns and opportunities in 2020, 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


Featured in "NYSG Reports Results & Impacts from Studies Statewide" are summaries of a sampling of recently completed projects addressing topics such as marine and freshwater fisheries, the impacts of  harmful algal blooms, climate change and ocean acidification on aquatic organisms and plastic pollution to our coastlines and waters.

Also, researchers examined migration and behavioral patterns of Great Lakes species including king salmon and cisco as well as how dams in the Hudson-Mohawk Watershed might alter fisheries restoration plans of, among others, river herring and eels.


Lake Ontario Inundation Mapping Tool Empowers Waterfront Communities (PDF)
The interactive New York Sea Grant Lake Ontario Flood Risk Mapping Tool empowers local leaders’ flood contingency planning. Read on >>

New York Coastal Resilience Law and Policy Fellows Assemble Resources to Help Communities (PDF)
New York Sea Grant led the creation of a New York Coastal Resilience Law and Policy Program, providing communities with legal information to help increase local resilience while enhancing the educational experience of law students.  Read on >>

NYSG Hosts Fourth Annual New York Seafood Summit to Facilitate Cross-Sector Networking (PDF)
Active communication and synergistic collaborations can enhance resilience and growth in the seafood sector through identification and collective pursuit of common goals.  Read on >>

NYSG Develops Seafood Marketing Resources to Help NY Producers Adapt to Changing Economics & Market Demand (PDF)
New York Sea Grant has drafted 11 novel resource guides to help seafood producers navigate the regulatory framework surrounding seafood production, processing, and sales in New York State.  Read on >>
Working with New York State to Establish the Marine Small Grants Program (PDF)
New York Sea Grant’s administrative capabilities deliver marine conservation education, public awareness, and professional development to coastal communities.  Read on >>

Creating Public Access to “Real Time” Harmful Algal Bloom Outbreak Alerts (PDF)
Public input can help waterfront managers to improve their marine harmful algal blooms response and better leverage resources.  Read on >>

NYSG Addresses COVID-19 with #BEachSAFEly Social Media Campaign (PDF)
New York Sea Grant partnered with New Jersey Sea Grant to develop a successful social media campaign to encourage beachgoers to be safe and observe COVID-19 regulations.  Read on >>

Long Island Rip Current Network (PDF)
New York Sea Grant partnered with MARACOOS to create a Long Island-based network for rip current science and safety professionals.  Read on >>

New York Sea Grant Hires First Aquaculture Specialist (PDF)
New York Sea Grant welcomes its first Aquaculture Specialist to develop an extension program in support of the aquaculture industry.  Read on >>

Coastal “Sunny Day” Flooding As Seen Through the Eyes of New York City Residents (PDF)
There is no substitute for first-hand stories and on-the-ground experiences for understanding the impacts of coastal flooding.  Read on >>

Empowering Communities Through a Justice-Oriented Online Mapping Tools Guide (PDF)
New York Sea Grant has developed an online mapping tools guide that will provide data-driven support for community interest in environmental justice.  Read on >>

Encouraging Clean & Safe Boating Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic  (PDF)
New York Sea Grant developed new Clean & Safe boating resources for the for-hire boating industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read on >>

NY Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program Supports Community-Based Projects (PDF)
New York Sea Grant manages the New York Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program to the benefit of diverse coastal communities.  Read on >>

NYSG Offers Virtual Shoreline Visits for Great Lakes Shoreline Erosion Management  (PDF)
New York Sea Grant responds to shoreline erosion during a pandemic by designing and implementing an online advisory service.  Read on >>


Great Lakes Educators Professional Development Virtual Workshop (PDF)
New York Sea Grant launched virtual professional development opportunities for teachers in the Great Lakes region in 2020.  Read on >>

NYSG & LISS Partners Organize Virtual Meeting on Coastal Habitat Priorities (PDF)
New York Sea Grant and partners gathered experts from New York and Connecticut to inform Long Island Sound watershed conservation action planning for the next five years.  Read on >>

NYSG & LISS Host Teacher Webinar Showcasing New Module on Climate Change Impact on Coastal Marshes (PDF)
New York Sea Grant adapted to the virtual environment to provide research-based educational resources on climate change.  Read on >>

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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 Elmsford and Kingston in the Hudson Valley.

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