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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (Click Here)

  • Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) (Click Here)
    Included among the principal divisions of this, the primary research arm of NOAA, is the National Sea Grant College Program.

  • NOAA Backgrounders (Click Here)
    Offers a variety of printable documents detailing the wide-range of NOAA's efforts, including those of the National Sea Grant College Program (which is under the "Ocean" heading).

  • NOAA Photo Library (Click Here)
    This resource captures the work, observations, and studies that are carried on by the scientists, engineers, commissioned officers, and administrative personnel that make up this complex and scientifically diverse agency.

National Sea Grant College Program (Click Here)
A collection of information and links for the 30+ Sea Grant programs across the country

National Sea Grant Library (Click Here)
An archive and lending library for all Sea Grant funded documents.

NOAA and National Sea Grant's Focus Areas (Click Here)

Sea Grant Association (Click Here)
 A non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the Sea Grant program concept

Online Educational Resource Links

BRIDGE (Click Here)
The Bridge - a web-based resource center and clearinghouse primarily targeting high school and middle school science teachers - brings together marine educators, academia, private industry, and government to provide educators with a comprehensive source of accurate and useful information on global, national and regional marine science topics. The site is unique among education portal sites in its focus on ocean sciences, its close ties to both the education and the research communities, and its success in making online data easy for educators to use.

NOAA Education Resources (Click Here)
An on-line service designed to help students, teachers, librarians, and the general public access the many educational activities, publications and booklets produced by various branches within the agency.

Sea Grant Marine Careers (Click Here)
A guide to careers in marine biology, oceanography, ocean engineering, and closely-related fields.

Rip Currents (Click Here)
NOAA's National Weather Service and the National Sea Grant Program, in partnership with the U.S. Lifesaving Association, are working together to raise awareness about the dangers of rip currents. Rip currents are powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from shore. They typically extend from the shoreline, through the surf zone, and past the line of breaking waves. Rip currents can occur at any beach with breaking waves, including the Great Lakes.

New York State Marine Education Association (Click Here)
Includes educators from all levels throughout New York State: museum, aquarium, and environmental center staff, research scientists, laboratory technicians and those with interests in SCUBA, fishing, boating, maritime history, folklore, archeology and the arts. NYSMEA promotes marine awareness and encourages the growth and exchange of instructional resources within the scientific, commercial, and educational communities.

NYSG's Affiliated Organization Sites
Universities and organizations that are part of New York Sea Grant's network statewide

State University of New York (Click Here)
New York Sea Grant is a cooperative program of the State University of New York and Cornell University

  • Stony Brook University (Click Here)

    School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) (Click Here
    SoMAS is SUNY's center for marine and atmospheric research, education and public service. Based at Stony Brook University, this research facility includes a number of investigators currently and previously funded by NYSG.

  • University at Buffalo (Click Here)

  • SUNY Oswego (Click Here)

Cornell University (Click Here)
New York Sea Grant is a cooperative program of the State University of New York and Cornell University

South Shore Estuary Reserve (Click Here)

New York Seafood Council (NYSC) (Click Here)
Receiving technical advisement from NYSG's Ken Gall, the NYSC deals with the harvesting, processing, wholesale, distribution and sale of seafood products and services to the NY seafood industry.

NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management: Clean Marinas (Click Here)

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) (Click Here)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) (Click Here)

U.S.EPA: Great Lakes (Click Here)
Includes publications associated with:

NYS Health Advisories (Click Here)
Is sportfishing one of your passions? Keep on top of the latest advisories about eating sport fish caught in New York waters from Lake Erie to Montauk.

NYSG-related Regional Program Sites
Educational and research-driven Sea Grant sites from throughout the northeast, Great Lakes, and mid-Atlantic regions.

Northeast Sea Grant Regional Site (Click Here
Features information of interest, news and events around the Northeast region on a variety of marine topics.

Great Lakes Sea Grant Network (Click Here)

  • Great Lakes Newsletters (Click Here
    Featuring publications from the regional Sea Grant programs and their affiliates within GLIN, the Great Lakes Information Network

  • Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL)/ GL Sea Grant Extension Office (Click Here)
    Features information on joint endeavors of GLERL and the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network

  • Great Lakes Sea Grant CoastWatch (Click Here

Mid-Atlantic Sea Grant (Click Here)

  • Pfiesteria and HABs in the Mid-Atlantic (Click Here)
    Find out the latest regional information on harmful algal blooms.

Great Lakes Links

Other regional sites from NYSG affiliates in the Great Lakes


The Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence - Great Lakes (COSEE-GL) (Click Here)

Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN) (Click Here)

  • Includes The Education and Curriculum Homesite (TEACH) (Click Here)
    A new component of GLIN focusing on advancing Great Lakes-related educational materials for the broad audience of educators and students in the Great Lakes region and beyond.

Find My Cleanup (Click Here)
A resource maintained by Great Lakes United. We aim to connect community members to the watershed projects that create and maintain healthy water sources.


Great Lakes Regional Research Information Network (GLRRIN) (Click Here)

Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) (Click Here)

Great Lakes Research Consortium (GLRC) (Click Here)

Other Links

Great Lakes Commission (GLC) (Click Here)

Great Lakes Observing Systems (GLOS) (Click Here)

Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC) (Click Here)

Great Lakes Data Rescue Programs (Click Here)
Includes Bathymetry Maps of Lake Ontario, Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes

Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River
Water Resources Regional Body (Click Here)
The Regional Body was established by the Great Lakes Governors and Premiers when they signed the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement on December 13, 2005. The Agreement details how the States and Provinces will work together to manage and protect the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin and provides a framework for each State and Province to enact laws protecting the Basin.

Marine Links
Other regional sites from NYSG affiliates in New York's marine waters

Blue Ocean Institute  (Click Here)
Uniquely works through science, art, and literature to inspire solutions and a deeper connection with nature. We share reliable information that enlightens personal choices, instills hope, and helps restore living abundance in the ocean.

School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (Click Here)
Research at SoMAS explores solutions to a variety of issues facing the world today ranging from local problems affecting the area around Long Island to processes that are impacting the entire globe. Focus is on the arine, terrestrial, and atmospheric environments.

New York Marine Sciences Consortium (Click Here)
An association of colleges, universities, and degree-granting institutions with expertise and interest in marine and/or coastal science.

Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University (Click Here)
Works to enhance understanding of science by helping train the next generation of scientists to communicate more effectively with the public, public officials, and media. The Center was established in 2009 at Stony Brook University, with the cooperation of Brookhaven National Laboratory and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation (Click Here)
A non-profit organization on Long Island's eastern end with exclusive authorization to operate New York State's marine mammal and sea turtle rescue program.

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