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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.
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.
10/24/2012 Preparing For The Perfect Storm | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: As seen in this report from CBS 2 New York ... No one knew how bad it was going to be when Hurricane Irene barreled up the East Coast a year ago, flooding whole towns, destroying homes. Up and down the East Coast, Irene caused residents billions of dollars. Experts agree that weather is becoming more severe and they warn that we're not ready for it.
08/21/2012 On YouTube: Brown Tide - Blight on the Bays | Brown Tide Research Initiative - News: In July 2012, News 12 Long Island ran a special reports entitled "Brown Tide: Blight on the Bays." One of the featured interviews in the report was with Dr. Chris Gobler, an often NYSG-funded Stony Brook University researcher and professor at its School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.
08/08/2012 Declines on Long Island Sound Lobsters Being Studied | Long Island Sound Lobsters - News: In mid-July, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced that it would be undertaking a comprehensive study seeking reasons for the continued decline in the lobster population of Long Island Sound.
06/07/2012 On YouTube: Keeping The Algae At Bay In Sodus | NYSG Research - News: As reported by WHAM Channel 13 News, a Rochester-based ABC-affiliate station, the water in Sodus Bay was clear in May, but organizations (including New York Sea Grant) and residents in attendance at a local meeting were already planning for how it could look in late summer.
04/25/2012 NYSG Funds Lake Ontario Algal Bloom Research on Sodus Bay | NYSG Research - Press Release: In August 2010, Sodus Bay, Lake Ontario, suffered from algal bloom (Microcystis sp.). Now, with NYSG funding, a team led by Dr. Gregory Boyer, from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, and Joseph Atkinson form the University of Buffalo, is developing a model to provide better understanding of the nutrient and algal dynamics of Sodus Bay.
04/24/2012 NOAA and FEMA's National Severe Weather Preparedness Week | Coastal Processes & Hazards - News: The NSWP Week initiative (April 22-28, 2002) – a joint effort between NOAA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), along with a host of federal, state and local partners – is calling on you to “Be a Force of Nature” in your community to help people be prepared should a severe weather event strike.
07/14/2020 New York Coastlines, Summer 2020 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: Check out stories from the summer 2020 issue of our flagship publication, NY Coastlines, and be sure you're on our e-list to receive our next issue, which is slated for release in that fall to our e-subscribers. We'll send you issues weeks before they're online.
04/07/2020 New York Coastlines, Spring 2020 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: Check out stories from the spring 2020 issue of our flagship publication, NY Coastlines, and be sure you're on our e-list to receive our latest issue, which was released in mid-July to our e-subscribers. Sign up and we'll send you issues weeks before it's online.
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.
11/02/2011 New York Sea Grant Building Partnerships at SUNY-ESF | NYSG @ 40 - News: NYSG's Associate Director, Dr. Kathy Bunting-Howarth, visited ESF this fall for a presentation about NYSG's 40 years of "Bringing Science to the Shore." "This presentation is an opportunity to introduce Sea Grant to a new generation of researchers, students, policymakers and anyone making decisions about the resources of New York's coastlines," Bunting-Howarth said.
01/27/2012 NYSG Associate Director to Kick Off Cornell U's NTRES 2012 Spring Semester Seminar Series | NYSG @ 40 - News: New York Sea Grant Associate Director Katherine Bunting-Howarth will present on "Future Roles for Sea Grant Research and Extension" on Tuesday, January 31 at 3:30 pm in 135 Emerson at Cornell University.

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