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09/22/2020 NYSG's “Currents Clips” Wins 2020 Folio Award for ‘Best Social Media Public Awareness Campaign’ | Currents Clips - News: Launched in mid-2019 as a limited series, this collection of one- to two-minute videos immerses NYSG's subscribers and followers into the program's coastal research, extension and education work.
09/07/2020 Zoning Law Changes Build Coastal Resiliency | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Despite more frequent severe weather, property owners continue to build in areas with high risk for flooding and storm damage. However, a NYSG-funded project has helped 10 local communities receive detailed assessments of their local resiliency policies.
11/22/2019 On YouTube: Living Shorelines - What Are They and Are More NY Communities Embracing Them? | New York Shorelines - News: Living Shorelines include natural features that work to absorb (lessen) some wave action and flooding. They not only protect shorelines, but conserve, create, or restore natural shoreline functions.
11/13/2019 RISE 2019: NYSG Climate and Resiliency Extension, Outreach and Education | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: NYSG provides multiple platforms for climate and resilience extension, outreach and education along New York’s marine and Great Lakes coastlines.
09/07/2019 NOAA Sea Grant's Coastal Storm Awareness Program Findings Welcomed by National Weather Service | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Sea Grant-supported research has led to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service adopting Eastern Region’s new storm briefing template nationwide.
08/02/2019 New York Coastlines, Early Summer 2019 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: Check out stories from the early summer issue of our flagship publication, NY Coastlines, and be sure you're on our e-list to receive our next issue, slated for release to our subscribers in November.
07/08/2019 Coastal Resilience Forums: Resources | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Being resilient before a coastal storm is key, which is why New York Sea Grant has produced a new fact sheet series for community residents, representatives and planners.
06/20/2019 On YouTube: Debate ensues into how to best protect NY-NJ Harbor from future disaster | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Stony Brook University professor Malcolm J Bowman, who has more than four decades of study and research on coastal front and storm surges, says, "Millions of people at risk, billions of dollars of infrastructure at risk and the problems can only get worse."
06/09/2019 On Air, On YouTube: NOAA Announces its 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: With the 2019 hurricane season upon us, NOAA and Sea Grant are leveraging cutting-edge tools to help secure Americans against the threat posed by hurricanes and tropical cyclones across both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
06/08/2019 Coastal Resilience Forums Provide Information for Town of Babylon ... and Beyond | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Being resilient before a coastal storm is key, which is why NYSG has produced several new fact sheets and hosts a series of resilience forums for Long Island residents.
05/08/2019 Currents Clips | News: This is a new series of one to two minute video summaries that immerse NYSG's Web site visitors, social media followers and NY Coastlines subscribers into the program's coastal research, extension and education stories.
03/30/2019 On YouTube, On Air: Coastal Residents Wary of Storms and Preparing | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: In the years since Superstorm Sandy's impact, the aim of the NOAA Sea Grant’s Coastal Storm Awareness Program was to help better understand through social science how people react to storm warnings and make the decision to stay or to go.
02/25/2019 On YouTube: Hurricanes: Forecasting, Communication, Response & Preparedness | Publications: Success Stories - Extension (2019): NYSG's efforts are increasing community awareness and preparedness for storms like 2012's Sandy and the 1938 Hurricane, both of which destroyed thousands of homes and resulted in loss of life and hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.
12/19/2018 New York Coastlines, Early Winter 2018 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: NYSG's latest e-newsletter, New York Coastlines, has come ashore. Check out the Winter '18 edition, which features our latest fellowship as well as stories on coastal tourism, flood resiliency, stewardship, climate challenges and more ...
12/16/2018 In Media, On YouTube: Hurricane of '38 | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: On Sept. 21, 1938, the Category 3 storm took Long Islanders by surprise, claiming dozens of lives and turning the East End on its end. 80 years later, survivors recall vivid memories of the historic Long Island Express hurricane.
12/16/2018 On YouTube: A Forecasting Fulcrum: Insights From Dr. Louis W. Uccellini on the 1938 Hurricane | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: On October 3, 2018, Hofstra commemorated the 80th anniversary with a symposium, "Long Island Hurricanes on the 80th Anniversary of the 1938 Storm: Past, Present, and Future," at which Sea Grant tabled and provided its funded research on past hurricanes, and shared resources for hurricane preparedness.
12/16/2018 On YouTube: Destructive 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Draws to an End | Coastal Processes & Hazards - Press Release: According to NOAA, the season will be remembered most for hurricanes Florence and Michael, which caused significant damage in the southeastern U.S. In total, the season produced 15 named storms, including eight hurricanes of which two were “major” (Category 3, 4 or 5).
12/15/2018 On YouTube: Kathleen Fallon Shares Hurricane Information with Long Islanders | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Speaking to an audience seated below the historic flood level, NYSG's Kathleen Fallon shared information about forecasting, communications, and preparedness at the Hurricane Forum at the end of September.
12/10/2018 On YouTube: On Long Island, Post-Superstorm Sandy, an Upside | Marine Coastal Processes & Hazards / Research - News: NYSG-funded research Charlie Flagg discovered an unexpected side effect of October 2012's Sandy: a breach opened in Long Island's Fire Island region after the superstorm increased circulation and flushing, which has led to better water quality, and reduced incidence of harmful algal blooms.
12/08/2018 On YouTube: Coastal Storm Warnings and Your Tipping Point | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: How do you evacuate from a hurricane? Investigators of a study funded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Sea Grant’s Coastal Storm Awareness Program examine why residents in danger do not always evacuate before storms.
09/13/2018 New York Coastlines, Late Summer - Early Fall 2018 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: NY Coastlines—NYSG's flagship publication—and its news archive, Currents, highlight news, events and other activities from our coastal program's various research, extension and education endeavors throughout NY's marine and Great Lakes waters.
09/10/2018 On Air: NOAA Updates its 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook, Provides Snapshot of 2017 Season | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: NOAA forecasters lower Atlantic hurricane season prediction; Preparedness still key as more storms expected to develop
09/10/2018 Should I Stay or Should I Go? | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Investigators examine public responses to severe storm threats in NOAA Sea Grant-funded studies. Sea Grant also provides tips to empower preparedness.
09/07/2018 Sea Grant Speaks of Coastal Stewardship, Awareness and Climate Education Along NYC's Shoreline | NYC - News: Sea Grant highlights some of its recent coastal education and climate awareness efforts in and around New York City, including support for the Waterfront Alliance's annual City of Water Day and Waterfront Conference.
08/14/2018 Before a Severe Storm Hits, Learning to Communicate about the Risks | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: “Is Storm Surge Scary?” an article describing research results, has been published in the September 2018 issue of the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.
10/08/2017 Two from New York Become Coastal Storms Research Fellows | Education / Research - News: In this unique one-year program, Fellows work with academic advisors and outreach mentors who offer guidance ranging from input on framing research question to communicating results to target audiences, and ensuring their research leads to broader societal impacts.
10/08/2017 Effects of a Superstorm Linger: Four Years after Sandy | Marine Coastal Processes & Hazards / Research - News: Graduate student Tyler Abruzzo and research technician Josh Zacharias picking through a heavily...
10/08/2017 On YouTube: K to Gray Education - Resources From New York and Beyond | Education - News: An interactive online feature showcases the value and impact of Sea Grant education program from coast-to-coast, highlighting activities for youth, university and adult levels from Sea Grant's network of 33 U.S. programs.
06/28/2016 On Air, On YouTube: Sea Grant Shows How We Can Best Prepare For the Next Severe Storm | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Covered in the hour-long interview with NYSG's Director Bill Wise, among other things, was Sea Grant's efforts to make people more aware of severe storms and how best to prepare for them.
06/28/2016 On Air, On YouTube: NYC Installs New Signs to Raise Awareness at Start of Atlantic Hurricane Season | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: In mid-May 2016, the first of 20 New York City-wide "High Water Mark" signs went up. The ongoing educational campaign to raise coastal storm awareness, for which NYSG is a partner, is in tandem with an effort to revise the City's coastal storm evacuation signs.
06/27/2016 “Should I stay or should I go?”: Communicating Risk when the Storm Comes | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: A new video by Sea Grant summarizing research from 10 NOAA-funded social science projects will be screened during the day and evening on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at the Long Beach Library on Long Island, NY.
05/27/2016 NOAA Predicts Near-normal 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season | Coastal Processes & Hazards - Press Release: Near-normal prediction for 2016 Hurricane Season suggests more activity in Atlantic possible than last three below-normal years; Sea Grant programs in NY, NJ, CT produce video on Coastal Storm Awareness.
05/18/2016 NOAA and Sea Grant's Coastal Storm Awareness Program - About | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: NOAA Sea Grant funded $1.8M in grants as part of the Coastal Storm Awareness Program, which is administered by Sea Grant programs in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.
05/17/2016 On YouTube: NOAA Sea Grant Coastal Storm Awareness Program Comes Ashore | Coastal Processes & Hazards - Press Release: Documentary Short to educate Emergency Managers, empower Coastal Communities; Points to resources from NOAA's NWS; FEMA; NYC Office of Emergency Management, more.
10/26/2015 Workshops Set to Address Future Lake Ontario Weather Extremes in NY | Coastal Processes & Hazards - Press Release: Public stakeholders in the region invited to share thoughts on actions needed through lake and watershed planning to prepare for possible future extreme climate conditions and population changes.
04/29/2015 Are We Ready For The Next Hurricane? | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Several NOAA and Sea Grant-funded Hofstra professors outline on-going research about cultural and language barriers that may have hindered Superstorm Sandy evacuation efforts in Long Beach, N.Y.
03/23/2015 On YouTube: New Project Underway to Track & Monitor Storms in Central New York | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: "Our aim is to better determine when and how these storms happen and how we can be better prepared for them," says NYSG's David White in a report by WSYR Channel 9 News, an ABC-affiliate Syracuse station.
03/18/2015 Tracking ‘Great Lakes Nor’easters,’ New Eastern Lake Ontario Project | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: The aim of this NOAA-funded study is to help communities increase their storm event resiliency by tracking historic storm events along the eastern shore of Lake Ontario.
12/14/2014 WWWhat's Trending: NOAA and Sea Grant on Being "Climate Resilient" | Coastal Processes & Hazards - New: It was quite a packed second-half of 2014 for discussions on the topic of climate change. NOAA developed a new Climate Resilience Toolkit and, though several of its offices, provides climate data on a daily, weekly and quarterly basis via its web site and social media platforms and annually via its "State of Climate Report."
11/29/2014 Social Science & Severe Weather: Evaluating NOAA's Impact-based Warning Tool | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: “Understanding how to best communicate about severe weather is imperative," says NYSG's Associate Director Dr. Kathy Bunting-Howarth, who helped evaluated the effectiveness of some warnings put out by the National Weather.
11/29/2014 WWWhat's Trending: Be Weather-Ready, Year-Round | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Whether the weather calls for rain, snow, strong winds or something else severe, one thing is for sure: Winging it is not an option. Here's what you need to know about these and other seasonal concerns from NOAA, Sea Grant, the National Weather Service, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and others.
11/27/2014 Tweeting in the Tempest: What We're Learning From #Sandy | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: So far, investigators who have been identifying and linking up some 12 million tweets sent during Hurricane Sandy—cataloging them by frequency of use of term—has yielded some interesting insights for everyday people and emergency managers alike.
11/25/2014 On Blog: Evaluating Pre-Sandy Evacuation Decision-making Processes Among Long Beach Residents | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Social scientists spotlight the culture, language, and attitude of people making the profound and often emotional decision about whether or not to evacuate their home before a storm hits.
11/11/2014 On YouTube: Severe Storm Focus Group Study on Flood Risk and Uncertainty | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Participants in several New Jersey counties are being accepted into focus groups and surveyed about their use of the various flood warning tools and products made available by the U.S. National Weather Service.
11/11/2014 Sea Grant Funds Coastal Storm Risk Communication Study Led by Rutgers Faculty | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Rutgers professor Rachel Schwom is conducting interviews with emergency managers of coastal towns as part of a Sea Grant-funded risk communication study.
11/11/2014 Storm Warning: Why Do So Many People Ignore Evacuation Orders? | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: When dangerous storms batter coastal communities, not all residents heed safety advisories. A new study by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication explores what factors shape these choices.
11/11/2014 Sandy: Science Behind the Superstorm, Two Years Later | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: NYSG-funded researchers reflect on the options that NYC and Long Island coastal managers and decision makers have before – resistance, resilience or re-alignment.
08/04/2014 Sea Grant Extension Exchange Offers Insights into Storm Recovery | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: More than a year and a half after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the northeast, the Sea Grant programs in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut are still dealing with storm recovery issues ...
06/14/2014 Researchers Convene in NYC to Discuss Improving Community Awareness on Coastal Storms | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Since being announced in mid-January, this and other research projects under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s $1.4M "Coastal Storm Awareness Program" (CSAP) have been garnering attention from a number of the universities with funded investigators.
05/28/2014 Communications is Key to Hurricane Preparedness | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: NYSG's Web Content Manager Paul C. Focazio discusses what everyone needs to know about preparing for a hurricane as well as how he got hooked on science communications and sharpened his skills.

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