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09/22/2020 NYSG's “Currents Clips” Win 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.
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.
09/08/2020 Rust Tides Do Harm Shellfish ... But Research Offers Promise for Shellfish Farmers | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: While the alga that creates "rust tides" are very harmful to shellfish, those aquatic filter feeders that are cultivated in deeper waters do better than those cultured near the surface.
09/07/2020 Using Oceanography to Track Fish Populations | Marine Fishery Resource Center / Research - News: NYSG-funded researchers have developed models and tools that can help us understand the health of marine fisheries, particularly in future scenarios with a changing climate.
08/25/2020 In Photos, On YouTube: State of the Bays: Noxious Seaweed Among New Threats in 2020 | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: “Two of the newest findings are that wastewater from septic systems stimulates this aggressive seaweed and high nitrate in drinking water causes negative health effects,” said SBU SoMAS' Christopher Gobler.
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.
07/28/2020 NY Sea Grant and Cornell Professor Introduce Lake Ontario Parcel-Level Flood Risk Prediction Tool | Coastal Community Development Program - News: Lake Ontario has experienced two record-setting floods over the course of three years: 2017-2019. With funding from NYSG, a Cornell researcher has developed an inundation prediction model for rapid flood forecasting at weekly to monthly timescales.
06/20/2020 In Media: SBU Researcher Discusses Clam Genome Project | Marine Fisheries Resource Center - News: A consortium of scientists is on the brink of completing a genomic map of the hard clam in an ongoing offensive against QPX disease and the effects of extreme heat.
03/30/2020 Staying Connected: NYSG's Related Resources | COVID-19: New York Sea Grant's Rapid Response Support for its Coastal Stakeholders - News: Welcome to "Staying Connected," NYSG's web portal to online resources for a variety of our stakeholders (including educators, the seafood industry, among others) as well as some of our program's partners. We also provide opportunities for researchers and educators, and more.
10/01/2019 State of the Bays: "But There Is Hope" | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: "Continued efforts are needed to restore Long Island's coastal waters," says Stony Brook University investigator Chris Gobler. "It's up to us to leave the environment in better shape than when we found it."
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.
12/18/2014 On YouTube: USGS's Oswego unveiling of its new research vessel, R/V Kaho | Great Lakes - News: Several New York Sea Grant staffers were on-hand for a ceremony at the Lake Ontario Event Center to celebrate the U.S. Geological Survey's newest research vessel, The R/V Kaho.
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.
06/06/2014 On YouTube, On Blog: NYSG Harmful Algal Bloom Workshops a Model for Helping Great Lakes Stakeholders | Harmful Algal Blooms - News: Connecting diverse stakeholders with science experts to help mitigate the environmental and economic impacts of related outbreaks.
05/16/2014 On YouTube: Sea Grant Research Helps Develop a Biological Control for Invasive Mussels | Aquatic Invasive Species - News: As reported in The New York Times, New York Sea Grant research has helped develop a safe, effective, patented biocontrol agent for zebra and quagga mussels that is cheaper than traditional control methods.
01/15/2014 NOAA and Sea Grant's Coastal Storm Awareness Program: Publications & Media | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: Publications and media for NOAA and Sea Grant's Coastal Storm Awareness Program
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.
12/04/2013 On YouTube, On Blog: Teachers Participate in Research on Great Lakes | Great Lakes Coastal Youth Education - News: July 2013 was the first time in five years that the US EPA's R/V Lake Guardian had been out on Lake Ontario for a week-long "Shipboard and Shoreline Science Workshop" and it'll be another five before it comes around again.
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.
09/11/2013 On Air, On YouTube: Cornell Researchers Find Contaminants May Cause Birds to Sing a Different Tune | Hudson River Estuary - Press Release: NY Sea Grant-funded project shows changes in birdsong may be caused by non-lethal levels of PCBs in Hudson River sediment.
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
08/12/2013 NOAA, EPA, NYSDEC, Others Partner to Survey Long Island Sound's Seafloor | Long Island Sound - News: An update to a multi-year seafloor mapping project for Long Island Sound first announced in early summer '12 by a number of partners, including NOAA, Sea Grant's federal funding agency.
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.
05/03/2013 On YouTube: SBU Researchers Evaluate How Coastal Marine Habitats Are Classified | Research - News: In a two-year NYSG-funded research project that wrapped up earlier this year, a Stony Brook University research team provided insights about benthic habitats, from the Hudson River to Jamaica Bay to several embayments on Long Island's North Shore as well as its Peconic Bays ecosystem.
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.
02/28/2013 Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Research Plan | Publications - Press Release: A Fall'12 Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Research Plan pinpoints priority ocean and coastal research needs for the Mid-Atlantic ocean region to advance coordinated research that promotes economic and environmental sustainability in the region.
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 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.

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