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08/20/2020 Omnibus 2020-21 Research Project Discussion: Erosion and Recession of Coastal Bluffs | Research - News: Results from the project will be useful for resource managers and property owners to be better equipped to predict and respond to future erosion events.
09/16/2020 $2.1 Million Awarded for Sea Grant Research on NY’s Coastal Environment, Communities & Aquaculture | Research - Press Release: “This set of projects will contribute to the long-standing and growing body of NYSG-supported science-based knowledge available to coastal communities in New York State.”
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.
07/10/2020 In Media: New York Sea Grant’s Rapid Response to COVID-19 | COVID-19: New York Sea Grant's Rapid Response Support for its Coastal Stakeholders - News: In Summer 2020, NYSG rolled out some COVID-19 rapid response projects to assist New York’s coastal users, including beach-goers, charterboat captains, anglers and seafood producers.
10/16/2020 In Media: $2.1 Million Awarded for Sea Grant Research on NY’s Coastal Environment | Research - News: NYSG has awarded more than $2.1 million to support six coastal science research projects —three of which are being led by Stony Brook University faculty — that explore topics relating to and benefiting New York’s coastal environment, communities and economies.
10/05/2020 In Media: Easy Ways We Can All Be a Little Safer at the Beach This Season | COVID-19: NYSG's Rapid Response Support for its Coastal Stakeholders - News: COVID-19 brings more considerations beyond the usual “beach safety and ocean hazards” messages that you've always heard. So Sea Grant programs offered a new social media graphic this summer to remind beachgoers to stay safe while still having fun at the Jersey Shore, on Long Island beaches (and beyond).
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.
06/11/2020 New York Sea Grant's Summer 2020 Virtual Seminar Series | Research - News: This series features NYSG–supported researchers and topics and activities of interest to the New York State coastal community and stakeholders that our program serves.
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.
08/07/2020 In Media: New York Sea Grant launches safety campaign for boaters and beachgoers | COVID-19: NYSG's Rapid Response Support for its Coastal Stakeholders - News: Sea Grant's #BEachSAFEly campaign is aimed at reminding people headed to the beaches to stay safe and have fun.
08/07/2020 In Media: Sea Grant's #BEachSAFEly, Boater Safety Campaigns During COVID-19 Pandemic | COVID-19: NYSG's Rapid Response Support for its Coastal Stakeholders - News: In Summer 2020, NYSG rolled out some COVID-19 rapid response projects this summer to assist New York's coastal users.
08/07/2020 In Media: Sea Grant Launches New Beach Safety Campaign | COVID-19: NYSG's Rapid Response Support for its Coastal Stakeholders - News: “This summer, the beaches are open and you should enjoy them. Just remember that you still need to practice social distancing – embrace your personal space,”
06/27/2020 Beach Safely - Social Media Campaign | COVID-19: New York Sea Grant's Rapid Response Support for its Coastal Stakeholders - News: COVID-19 brings more considerations beyond the usual beach safety messaging. A new summer-long social media campaign helps to remind beachgoers to stay safe and have fun!
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.
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 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.
12/15/2013 On YouTube: NOAA & Sea Grant Post-Sandy: Press Briefing, Conference Educate on Coastal Storms | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Jay Tanski offered a perspective on how to implement NOAA-wide initiatives at the local level. Tanski was also a speaker at mid-July 2013's Maine Sea Grant-hosted event Beaches Conference, where over 200+ attendees engaged in post-Superstorm Sandy discussions, among other topics.
12/14/2013 On Blog, On YouTube: Superstorm Sandy: One Year Later - Long Island Breach | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: NYSG-funded scientists explain why monitoring the breach is important, as its evolution will affect the tidal dynamics and the ecosystem of the Long Island's eastern Great South Bay.
11/19/2013 On YouTube: Protecting The East Coast From Future Storms | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: In an interview with MyLITV, Stony Brook University storm surge expert Dr. Malcolm Bowman explains what U.S. East coast communities should do to prevent future "Sandy-Like" damage.
11/03/2013 National Geographic: Rising Seas | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: In September 2013, National Geographic placed a spotlight on climate change in its extensive feature story, "Rising Seas," which focused on a central series of concepts: As the planet warms, the sea rises. Coastlines flood. What will we protect? What will we abandon? How will we face the danger of rising seas?
11/01/2013 Superstorm Sandy: One Year Later - NOAA and Sea Grant's Response | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: As the storm approached landfall on U.S. East Coast, the National Hurricane Center renamed it "Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy." But to those whose lives were devastated -- it will always be remembered as Superstorm Sandy.
08/21/2013 On YouTube: NY1 - Superstorm Sandy (February 2013) | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: As part of NY 1's "Fighting t he Tide" report series, Dr. Malcolm Bowman, a NYSG-funded Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences oceanography professor and storm surge expert, talks about Metro NY's post Sandy response options as well as the Dutch approach to storm protection.
08/21/2013 On YouTube: Mother Jones - Superstorm Sandy (February 2013) | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Is the Western Long Island South Shore Estuary ecosystem capable of handling the additional nitrogen from the post-Superstorm Sandy failure of the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant? Stony Brook University researchers, some of whom are funded by NYSG, head out on the water to find out.
08/19/2013 On YouTube: NY1 - Superstorm Sandy (May 2013) | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: More than six months after Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg will soon be delivering a major address to unveil his plans for how the city can prevent a repeat of the flooding and devastation in a future storm. Stony Brook University oceanographer Malcolm Bowman said the total proposed approach is too piecemeal.
08/19/2013 On YouTube: Reuters TV - Superstorm Sandy (April 2013) | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Six months ago Hurricane Sandy killed 132 people and caused $60 billion in damage. Storm surge expert Malcolm Bowman explains how methods used in European cities could protect the New York area from the next deadly storm.
08/19/2013 On YouTube: Dan Rather Reports - Superstorm Sandy (February 2013) | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences oceanography professor and storm surge expert Dr. Malcolm Bowman interviewed by Dan Rather Reports regarding Superstorm Sandy.
08/19/2013 On YouTube: News 12 Long Island - Superstorm Sandy (February 2013) | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Stony Brook Storm Surge Research Group investigator Malcolm Bowman is proposing building a colossal storm surge barrier that would stretch from New Jersey to Queens and another one across the upper East River. Bowman tells News 12 Long Island that the barriers would swing closed during storms like Sandy, protecting New York Harbor, the city and the region's delicate energy infrastructure. The cost is upward of $20 billion.
08/19/2013 On YouTube: News 12 Long Island - Superstorm Sandy (January 2013) | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Researchers from Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Science say it's too early to tell how global warming is affecting storm patterns. However, as discussed in this News 12 Long Island clip, some are already worried that higher ocean temperatures and the loss of arctic ice might lead to more frequent extreme weather in the metro NY area.
08/19/2013 On YouTube: CNN - Superstorm Sandy (January 2013) | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences oceanography professor and storm surge expert Dr. Malcolm Bowman filmed an interview on December 5, 2012 for CNN's Superstorm Sandy documentary. "If barriers and sand dunes had been properly built in the last eight years, none of this would have happened," he said.
08/19/2013 On YouTube: BBC - Superstorm Sandy (December 2012) | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Stony Brook Storm Surge Research Group investigator Malcolm Bowman and others provide the BBC with insights on Sandy and where we should go moving forward when it comes to being prepared for severe storms in the documentary "Anatomy of a Superstorm."
08/19/2013 On YouTube: NBC Rock Center - Superstorm Sandy (November 2012) | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: "Hurricane Sandy is a wake-up call to all of us in this city and on Long Island," Malcolm Bowman, professor of physical oceanography at Stony Brook University, told NBC's Richard Engel, who surveyed the damage from a police helicopter Thursday, November 1, 2012, just a few short days after Sandy hit the metro NY area. "That means designing and building storm surge barriers like many cities in Europe already have."
08/19/2013 On YouTube: PBS NOVA - Superstorm Sandy (November 2012) | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Stony Brook University oceanography professor and storm surge expert Dr. Malcolm Bowman was interviewed by PBS' "Nova" for a one-hour documentary special on Sandy that aired November 18, 2012 on PBS in the U.S. and on the BBC in the UK.
08/19/2013 On YouTube: The New Yorker - Superstorm Sandy (December 2012) | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: On Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, The New Yorker's editor, David Remnick, moderated a panel of experts, including the Stony Brook University oceanographer Malcolm Bowman to discuss how New York can prepare for the next Hurricane Sandy and is more extreme weather inevitable.
08/19/2013 On YouTube: Milbank Tweed Forum - Superstorm Sandy (April 2013) | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: A NYU School of Law-moderated panel, including the Stony Brook University oceanographer Malcolm Bowman, came together in April 2013 to discuss what New York City should be doing to prepare for climate change.
08/19/2013 On Air: WNYC Radio - Superstorm Sandy (January 2013) | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: As featured in this discussion on WNYC Radio, when it comes to protecting the metro NY area from surges associated with severe storms, Stony Brook Storm Surge Research Group investigator Malcolm Bowman is an advocate of building a steel and concrete hurricane barrier.
08/19/2013 On YouTube: Nature Magazine - New York VS. The Sea | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, this three-page February 2013 Nature Magazine feature article sheds light on what scientists and officials are doing to try and protect New York City from future floods
05/30/2013 New York Sea Grant is a Force of Nature | Hurricane Education - Press Release: With hurricane season underway, NYSG offers a news archives and other hurricane-related resources, as well as YouTube clips with the NOAA's 2013 Atlantic hurricane season predictions as well as a Hurricane Preparedness PSA series.
03/05/2013 NOAA Programs, FEMA Educate During National Severe Weather Preparedness Week | Coastal Processes & Hazards - Press Release: Are you ready if severe weather strikes? To make certain that you do, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have partnered again this year for "National Severe Weather Preparedness Week.
12/07/2012 PBS News Hour: Engineers Consider Barriers to Protect New York From Another Sandy | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Content for this Web extra - filed by reporter Rebecca Jacobson as part of PBS' series, "Coping with Climate Change" - was provided in part by Stony Brook University (SBU) oceanography professor and storm surge expert Dr. Malcolm Bowman and other investigators of SBU's Storm Surge Research Group.
12/05/2012 Impacts of Barrier Island Breaches | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: When Superstorm Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012, with its damaging winds and storm surge, it took a toll especially on Long Island’s populous south shore where lives, properties and infrastructure were devastated. One of New York’s well-known barrier islands, Fire Island, was also hard hit. A NYSG publication explores the impacts of when these barrier islands are breached.
12/05/2012 On YouTube: Protecting New York From Future Superstorms as Sea Levels Rise | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: As reported on "The Rundown," a PBS News Hour segment offering a more in-depth perspective on the important events of the day, as thousands of residents in the metro New York continue to clean up from Hurricane Sandy, many - including Stony Brook University oceanography professor and storm surge expert Dr. Malcolm Bowman - are anticipating future disasters and considering how New York will cope with rising seas and potentially more devastating flooding.
12/05/2012 On YouTube: After the Storm - Could All The Flooding Have Been Avoided? | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: As seen in this mid-November 2012 broadcast of "Richard French Live" - an Emmy Award winning interactive, progressive news talk show on the Regional News Network - Stony Brook University oceanography professor and storm surge expert Dr. Malcolm Bowman provided insight into superstorm Sandy's flooding in the metro New York area and the possibility of storm barriers.
12/05/2012 On YouTube: SoMAS Lecture - Causes and Impacts of Storm Surge From Superstorm Sandy | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: During the hour-plus lecture "Storm Surge From Superstorm Sandy: Causes and Impacts," Stony Brook University oceanography professor and storm surge expert Dr. Malcolm Bowman described how superstorm Sandy developed, how it lead to the enormous storm surge that devastated the region, what the precise impacts were, how it could have been even worse, and what Metropolitan New York should do to protect against future events.
11/15/2012 In the News: Superstorm Sandy and the Discussion from SBU Experts that Followed | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: New York Sea Grant-funded Stony Brook University (SBU) School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) researchers who tracked superstorm Sandy before, during and after landfall made the rounds in media discussions, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NBC News, ABC News, the Associated Press and Newsday, among others. One of those researchers, Malcolm Bowman, will discuss "Storm Surge from Superstorm Sandy: Causes and Impacts" at SBU Southampton on Friday, November 16, 2012.
11/15/2012 On Air: In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New York looks at sea walls | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: NPR On Point's Tom Ashbrook and his guests - including Malcolm Bowman, head of the Storm Surge Research Group at Stony Brook University - talk about the possibility of barricading New York against a rising sea.
11/12/2012 On YouTube: SBU Provost Lecture - Malcolm Bowman: Tsunami: Could It Happen To Us? | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Video from a May 2011 Stony Brook University Provost Lecture by SBU School of Marine and Atmospheric Science's oceanography professor and storm surge expert Malcolm Bowman, also leader of the Storm Surge Research Group. For the last decade, New York Sea Grant has provided principal funding this Group to work on storm surge science, coastal defense systems and policy issues related to regional protection of New York City and Long Island.
11/12/2012 On YouTube: Superstorm Sandy Spurs Talk of Sea Barrier for New York | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: As reported by ABC News' John Muller and Taylor Behrendt, in the wake of superstorm Sandy's massive destruction to coastlines in the East Coast, many experts suggest that a sea wall barrier could have minimized the deadly storm surge that swept away homes and knocked out power to millions.
11/12/2012 On YouTube: NYC flood was foreseen: Now what? | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Stony Brook University Marine scientist Malcolm Bowman has been warning since before Hurricane Katrina that the New York metro area was susceptible to a catastrophic storm surge, but the fact that superstorm Sandy proved him right doesn't make him feel any better. "It was all predictable, and unfortunately it all happened," Bowman told NBC News. "But then it got worse."
11/12/2012 On YouTube: Hurricane Sandy provides 'wake-up call' for cities at risk of flooding | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: As seen in this clip from NBC News, the killer storm that pummeled the East Monday and left the nation's largest city with a crippled transit system, widespread power outages and severe flooding has resurfaced the debate about how best to protect a city like New York against rising storm surges.
10/31/2012 SBU Storm Surge Research Group Track Sandy, Correct Inaccuracies | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Before, during and after "The Perfect Storm" called Sandy, Stony Brook University's Malcolm Bowman and other Storm Surge Research Group investigators, including SBU researcher Brian Colle, tracked the storm extensively, providing their results via E-mail, the Research Group's Web site, and New York Sea Grant's Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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